# Posted 7:58 PM by Ariel David Adesnik
LOVING THE BAD OLD DAYS: An author reflects on the East Village
before gentrification. I grew up toward the western side of Village and think that the entire neighborhood has improved immeasurably since I was young. Starving artists may no longer be able to afford a Village rent, but revolutionaries should be thinking about the future instead of trying to preserve the past.
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