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Nolita Complex

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The storefronts along
Mulberry, Elizabeth, and Mott, having spent the last
century contentedly selling pecorino cheese and pork chops, sausages and souvenirs,
were taken aback when the purveyors of chic merchandise
began ogling their timeworn
facades. Now, the
turnover has hit what social scientists call the tipping
point: babushkaed grannies look lost amid the cashmere
emporiums, and fashionable shoppers from all over
the world stalk the
cobblestoned streets in search
of the next new thing.

Helmetaphysics

Decade-dance

Street-corner society

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