New York’s place in the history of punk culture’s ethos moves forward yet again today as David Paterson spoke with “what’s left of his staff” this afternoon and then told reporters he has “no plans to resign. ”
Unfortunately, this is less an stance of rebellious nihilism pushing against the status quo to question the crushing authority of a perpetually oppressive system, and more like that time CBGB stayed open for at least two years after everyone thought it would have been and (should have been) shut down. Or euthanized. The difference being, however, that In this instance, he number of New Yorkers who would strenuously object to the idea of his office finding better use as a John Varvatos boutique has probably definitely slimmed out.