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Old 02-12-2012, 10:54 PM
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Some where Lou Reed is crying. "Went up to Lexington 1-2-5
feel sick and dirty more dead than alive"
Waiting For My Man
When I hear this lyric:

"Gonna take a walk down Union Square
you never know who you gonna find there"

My answer in my head is a "Barnes & Noble"


You gotta run run run run run
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:15 PM
 
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perfect place for it.
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Old 02-13-2012, 04:24 AM
 
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Basically. I don't think yuppies and hipsters are going to be packing the A Train to take advantage of the Captain's Feast and the endless supply of buttery, garlic and cheddar biscuits.
Most likely buppies and and some yuppies will eat there.
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:02 AM
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This is the first time I've heard Red Lobster as a yuppie magnet.

I think 125th st has more than enough people that it can handle one chain store without killing the local businesses.

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Old 02-13-2012, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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This is the first time I've heard Red Lobster as a yuppie magnet.
Oh, yeah. Red Lobster is definitely out with the yuppie crowd. Some girl told me that they have bad fishing practices or something like that. She says they basically get their seafood from these fishermen who go out in huge boats with these big vacuums and literally suck everything out of the ocean. The occasional otter gets trapped in their nets and makes this, "Onk, onk, onk, onk" sound. I'm sure it has these big, sad eyes when it's trapped in the nets, too. So no, there will be no yuppies going to Red Lobster. You'll probably see an Occupy tent outside of the Red Lobster before you'll see a line of yuppies.
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:21 AM
 
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When I hear this lyric:

"Gonna take a walk down Union Square
you never know who you gonna find there"

My answer in my head is a "Barnes & Noble"


You gotta run run run run run
For a little while anyway.
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Harlem will continue to gentrify and 125th will be the commercial hub for the yuppies.

There was a great old song circa 1970 that times this Harlem transition perfectly. The song was called "IN THE YEAR 2525!"
A more common alternate might be "When pigs fly."
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:21 PM
 
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I can't believe there wasn't already a Red Lobster in Harlem.
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:04 PM
 
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Most likely buppies and and some yuppies will eat there.
Buppies in Red Lobster? Not their establishment of choice, that's for sure. Red Rooster would be more their speed for sure. Anytime there is a sit down restaurant chain (meaning one that's not a fast food or a quick service restaurant) in "the hood" it's always the most raucous and dare I say "ghetto" place to eat! It's like hood folks idea of fine dining is going to [insert name of any big sit-down-chain restaurant]. I always joke with my friends that Applebee's is one of the most hood places to eat in the hood.

I'm not opposed to the idea of them opening up there, I think it will add jobs and be a good (economic) addition. However, it's certainly not going to be any type of upscale buppie magnet. If anything it's probably going to attract a lot of families and people looking for a bite to eat before/after visiting the Apollo.
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:33 PM
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Oh, yeah. Red Lobster is definitely out with the yuppie crowd. Some girl told me that they have bad fishing practices or something like that. She says they basically get their seafood from these fishermen who go out in huge boats with these big vacuums and literally suck everything out of the ocean. The occasional otter gets trapped in their nets and makes this, "Onk, onk, onk, onk" sound. I'm sure it has these big, sad eyes when it's trapped in the nets, too. So no, there will be no yuppies going to Red Lobster. You'll probably see an Occupy tent outside of the Red Lobster before you'll see a line of yuppies.

I don't think yuppies were going to Red Lobster even before this unlikely otter story....

Some people think anyone with a job is a yuppie.
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