Monday, April 18, 2005

So High Soho

Today was a great day for a walk here in the city, so I took it out to Soho, love Soho, always loved it from day one. Its changed a lot though, its now the stomping ground of the well heeled and monied set. Everyone looks like the're somehow, "important" the bars and chic restaurants are filled to the brim, overflowing with loud boistrous crowds, the streets teeming with fab folks, sitting, smoking, chatting, shopping - Chanel, Prada, Coach, Replay, Dolce & Gabbana - and all the other unaffordable stores (well at least to me) the galleried scene and all. But I love the scene and I love NY for all the scenes it can give, after Soho we just faded into the busy, non pretentious, non monied bootleg scene of Chinatown with its stripped down atmosphere, cheap, crazy, crowded and crass. Squeeze box of people, pickpockets getting arrested, Paul Mooney in a coffee shop, rude Chinese immigrants Chinatown - knock off central and gold lovers paradise. We explored the back streets, back on East Broadway, got a damned good coffee for 60c - in NY that's almost a miracle!!!


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