Ultimately, it's about the new 250 Bowery condo, "where Paul Simon and Scarlett Johansson have looked at apartments." (Also, per the Post last month, Shaun White.)
Here are the best lines from the piece:
• The drunks are still there — only now they drive Bentleys, wear Prada and date supermodels.
• "This is not the Bowery of 20 years ago when we ... stepped over the homeless," said broker John Gomes
• "It has grit — and artsy people with good taste aren’t afraid of that," [250 Bowery developer Zach] Vella said.
• "The Bowery could be the Park Ave. of downtown someday," said Oren Alexander, 25, of Douglas Elliman.
Voting is now open for the best line...
Previously on EV Grieve:
The Post declares that the Bowery is 'out' for 2011
Page Six Magazine says the Bowery calls to mind "an L.A. vibe"
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