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Quote of the Day

December 7, 2011

“What works in Denmark, or Colombia, or Bogota, that’s not El Barrio. That’s not East Harlem. That’s not Spanish Harlem.” – Erik Mayor, owner, Milk Burger.

Ever since the first shots of the bikelash were fired over the green paint of the Prospect Park West bike lane, no NIMBY has been able to come up with a more convincing argument than “We will never be Amsterdam.”  So here’s my challenge to the Erik Mayors of New York: stop defining New York by what it is not and start telling us your vision of what New York can be.  Because the status quo just isn’t cutting it any more.

And just a note to Erik Mayor: I think they call them barrios in Colombia and Bogota, too.

One Comment
  1. krstrois permalink
    December 7, 2011 1:52 pm

    What do we expect from a guy who copied his entire restaurant from someone else?

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