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NO 7-ELEVEN MEETING
Bringing together our next event: street theater in Tompkins Square Park. Meeting is this Saturday, March 30, 524 E 11th St., #1 @ 1pm to plan our weekly fun-in-the-park street theater — making masks, signs, props, rehearse our skits and create our COMMUNITY WHEEL OF FORTUNE
(A big neighborhood-wide meeting is planned for the end of April — watch for it!)
We are upping our fight against the 7-Eleven projected on 11th St & A and against all corporate giants (clone stores & banks) taking over our streets, jobs, commerce, community character and future. Here's who we are and what we're about
What we're about here.
Who we are here.
The weather is supposed to be nice Saturday, so if lots of folks come, we'll take it to the park and put it all together there!
Previously on EV Grieve:
[Updated] More from the anti-7-Eleven front on Avenue A and East 11th Street
Avenue A's anti-7-Eleven campaign now includes arsenal of 20,000 stickers
'No 7-Eleven' movement goes global with BBC report
7-Eleven fallout: East Village groups propose resolution 'to restrict corporate formula stores'
Last night I was walking down 11th Street past the site, and a young couple behind me started talking. "I don't understand why people are hating on this 7-11", the young man said to his gal pal, "it'll be great in the neighborhood. They sell cigarettes at the state rate so you can buy two packs for four dollars less than you can in a regular store!" He went on in this vein for a while, until I turned around and said to him, "I'm onee of those haters, and if you knew anything at all about the history of the East Village, you would know how ludicrous the idea of a chain store like 7-11 is on Avenue A. This neighborhood is about so much more than cheap cigarettes, you should do a little reading about it one of these days." He had the grace to look a bit ashamed and mumble some kind of agreement, but that's the mentality we're dealing with here.
Gojira, You would have done better to warn them of the dangers of smoking.
This anti-7 Eleven campaign is wholly unAmerican.
Gojira, This is so sad. As exemplified In Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY “Some Questions” section of his blog, the suburbization of the Manhattan is now around 99% complete.
@Anon. 2:06 - Dissent is un-American? Having differing opinions is un-American? Protesting is un-American? What America do YOU live in? My dad (and millions of men like him who have served in the military from 1776 until today) did not spend three years fighting and risking his life in Europe during WW II so some ignoramus who hides behind a cloak of anonymity can call me and others of my beliefs un-American simply because s/he does not agree with us. Joe McCarthy ran THAT little shell game in the '50s, and we all know where it got us. Shame on you.
Gojira, "Dissent"? Heh. Calling me an ignoramus is so very classy.
The protests are un-American.
If the protestors hate 7-Eleven, they can shop elsewhere but the beauty of Capitalism (which allows for 7-Elevens to set up shop) will go on.
Yeah, I'm from a military family too and it appears I have a bit of a better understanding of the Constitution.
The ironic point of protesting 7-11 is that it will serve the non-gentrifying "real" New Yorkers everyone on this board so loves. Look at the clientele of McDonald's and Dunkin Donuts vs that of a Back Forty or Ninth Street Espresso. The kids that move here from the burbs of Ohioville will avoid 7-11 so they can blog about picking up some Bustelo at the the local bodega.
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