From The Wall Street Journal today:
When the Bowery Poetry Club closed its doors last week, it sent a familiar ripple of dismay through the rapidly gentrifying East Village.
Check out the rest of Lana Bortolot's article here, which includes comments from Jeremiah Moss...
"Whether it's a bar or a cafe or bookstore, [the East Village] was a place where people could meet, talk to each other and share ideas. Not only have we lost those people, but those who remain don't have a place to crash into each other and create that kind of friction."