Smith Street in The New York Times

I don't mean to take away from the excitement of the previous post, but there's an article in today's New York Times not just about my neighborhood, but my block!

Smith Street Confronts the Corporate Takeover


That's the Starbucks I go to.

I took pictures of Homage, the skateboarding shop they're talking about, during the Smith Street festival I wrote about a few weeks ago. I kept meaning to write a post about it because I think it's a great addition to the hood, but I never got around to it.

The photos of Homage are posted on my Flickr account:

Homage 3

PS - I'm all for a Starbucks coming to the neighborhood (because they make damn good coffee), but I'd hate to see it become completely commercial.

PPS - Thankfully my apartment is rent-stabilized.

UPDATE: This post and my Flickr photos were linked to on Racked and Curbed. Thanks guys! (Even though you slightly made fun of my first PS comment.)