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Date: 08 Apr 2007 21:40:16
From: Marshall
Subject: Alt Coffee RIP
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/08/nyregion/08coffee.html?em&ex=1176177600&en=1b8e4248fceb7a28&ei=5087%0A

Marshall




 
Date: 20 Apr 2007 09:26:37
From: Joe
Subject: Re: Alt Coffee RIP
On Apr 8, 5:40 pm, Marshall <mrf...@ihatespamearthlink.net > wrote:
> http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/08/nyregion/08coffee.html?em&ex=117617...
>
> Marshall

I've only been to New York once...and my wife (she'd lived in NYC
before) took me to AltCoffee. I'm glad I got to experience it before
it vanished :(

Joe



 
Date: 11 Apr 2007 18:00:16
From: daveb
Subject: Re: Alt Coffee RIP


I DO like the girl in the picture tho'!

dave



 
Date: 08 Apr 2007 19:51:02
From: Andy Schecter
Subject: Re: Alt Coffee RIP
Marshall wrote:
> http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/08/nyregion/08coffee.html?em&ex=1176177600&en=1b8e4248fceb7a28&ei=5087%0A

It was my good fortune to have fortune elkins take us by there on a whirlwind
tour of lower Manhattan coffee shops.

--


-Andy S.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/andy_s/sets/


  
Date: 09 Apr 2007 16:21:48
From: Jeffrey Pawlan
Subject: Re: Alt Coffee RIP
> Marshall wrote:
>
>> http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/08/nyregion/08coffee.html?em&ex=1176177600&en=1b8e4248fceb7a28&ei=5087%0A

Thank you for posting this and also thank you for the interesting
replies. It gives me some insight into one of the differences between a
New Yorker and me who was born and raised in California. I don't
appreciate the grittiness aspect of any city and did not realize that
others value it and even seek it out.


   
Date: 10 Apr 2007 00:12:14
From: Marshall
Subject: Re: Alt Coffee RIP
On Mon, 09 Apr 2007 16:21:48 GMT, Jeffrey Pawlan
<devnull@sbcglobal.net > wrote:

>> Marshall wrote:
>>
>>> http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/08/nyregion/08coffee.html?em&ex=1176177600&en=1b8e4248fceb7a28&ei=5087%0A
>
>Thank you for posting this and also thank you for the interesting
>replies. It gives me some insight into one of the differences between a
>New Yorker and me who was born and raised in California. I don't
>appreciate the grittiness aspect of any city and did not realize that
>others value it and even seek it out.

"Grittiness" has always attracted creative and/or rebellious young
people. It's what made legends of Greenwich Village, Montmarte and
Soho. It's affordable and doesn't remind them of the suburbs in which
they grew up. When they begin to raise children and look at private
school tuition, most return to their dreaded suburban origins.

Marshall


    
Date: 09 Apr 2007 22:54:58
From: Jack Denver
Subject: Re: Alt Coffee RIP
Or else they turn the place they are living into some kind of suburbia -
this is what is happening in Alphabet Town. Of course Greenwich Village and
Soho haven't been "affordable" for 30+ years and gritty types are getting
priced out of the Lower E. Side too.



"Marshall" <mrfuss@ihatespamearthlink.net > wrote in message
news:vcll13l8r3vvm3fckj69jsre1a45btpqp5@4ax.com...
> On Mon, 09 Apr 2007 16:21:48 GMT, Jeffrey Pawlan
> <devnull@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>
>>> Marshall wrote:
>>>
>>>> http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/08/nyregion/08coffee.html?em&ex=1176177600&en=1b8e4248fceb7a28&ei=5087%0A
>>
>>Thank you for posting this and also thank you for the interesting
>>replies. It gives me some insight into one of the differences between a
>>New Yorker and me who was born and raised in California. I don't
>>appreciate the grittiness aspect of any city and did not realize that
>>others value it and even seek it out.
>
> "Grittiness" has always attracted creative and/or rebellious young
> people. It's what made legends of Greenwich Village, Montmarte and
> Soho. It's affordable and doesn't remind them of the suburbs in which
> they grew up. When they begin to raise children and look at private
> school tuition, most return to their dreaded suburban origins.
>
> Marshall
>




     
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Date: 08 Apr 2007 12:04:18
From:
Subject: Re: Alt Coffee RIP
On Sun, 08 Apr 2007 21:40:16 GMT, Marshall
<mrfuss@ihatespamearthlink.net > wrote:

>http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/08/nyregion/08coffee.html?em&ex=1176177600&en=1b8e4248fceb7a28&ei=5087%0A
>
>Marshall

That did sound sad. I've never been to the place, of course, but we
do share its name:). Also, I personally enjoyed "Normal Bob Smith" so
it ended, for me, with a chuckle.

aloha,
Cea