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Silicon Alley is back, decided the New York Times, and it's edgy. To prove it, the Times opens with the story of a dot-com poetry slam where one schlub fails to impress:

Mr. Robertson faced a barrage of withering questions and eventually slunk offstage to mocking laughter from the audience.

When New Yorkers do tech meetups, they do 'em hardcore.

Alive and Well in Silicon Alley [NYT]