”30 dollars pays your rent on Bleecker Street”
Nowadays $30 might buy you a cup of coffee on Bleecker Street. That was before the Village became a tourist attraction, back when real people still lived there. I think now the only part of Manhattan where real people (non-gazillionaires, that is) live is Harlem, and even that is getting gentrified fast. No, but I love the Village and I try to walk down Bleecker Street every time I’m in New York. There’s plenty of cool shops and you can still find cheap food. Who cares if all the normal people commute from Joisey.