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08.2017 / Mourning the Low-Rent, Weirdo-Filled East Village of Old

I came to New York because I needed the city, and New York is for people who need cities, for those who cannot function outside of one. Open and permissive, insulating you with the sort of anonymity you can’t find in a small town or suburb, the city allows us to expand, experiment, and become our truest selves. In the New York of the early 1990s, there was no better place to perform that labor than the East Village.

Source: Mourning the Low-Rent, Weirdo-Filled East Village of Old

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