The Lower East Is Now Just A Neighborhood MallS

I didn't mourn for the closing of CBGB, only for the children whose parents put them in CBGB's onesies. Now developers are turning the alley behind the old club into a mall, and even that doesn't bother me. Gentrification is fun. But they insist on calling this shopping center "slice of the Left Bank," and that annoys me. Pablo Picasso, Jean-Paul Sartre and Ernest Hemingway were not mallrats. [via Curbed]