Expensive, Gentrified, and the Safest Big City in the US

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

New York City is on track to have the fewest homicides for any year on record, making it expensive, gentrified, and the safest big city in the US:

And as a result, Bushwick and Bed-Stuy are overflowing with hipsters on fixed-gear bikes, wearing ironic little mustaches, bitching and moaning about the horrid gentrification of Brooklyn, the so-called Disneyfication of Times Square, and how New York used to be so cool, so authentic when you could see Television at Max’s Kansas City for fifty cents and get stabbed in the neck for wandering into Crown Heights dressed like Elvis Costello. Yeah, those were the days.

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