City Goes After "Ghetto" Harlem Liquor Store That Appalls The Neighbors

City Goes After "Ghetto" Harlem Liquor Store That Appalls The Neighbors Yesterday a little Harlem liquor store was lambasted by members of the Mount Morris Park Historic District, which has been working hard to class up the neighborhood, and then along came this downmarket booze peddler to Lenox Avenue—their “Champs-Élysées”—with a garish neon sign and bulletproof glass. The sophisticated community improvers were hoping for a nice wine shop where they could enjoy nightly tastings, while others, like local handyman Rick Jones, were simply grateful to have a new “place to get drunk.” But now the city is stepping in to restore balance to the Force of Gentrification. [ more › ]
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City Goes After “Ghetto” Harlem Liquor Store That Appalls The Neighbors
John Del Signore
Tue, 29 Nov 2011 17:45:59 GMT

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