So read the headline from the New York Times that caught our attention.
The sub-headline reads, “A cranky blogger of the lost city becomes a crusader for mom-and-pop businesses”.
As we started reading the article had New York or city flavor,
“Here’s an old story: Your favorite dive bar/record hop/little Cuban restaurant gets turned into a Citibank/Apple store/luxury condominium. You pass through denial, anger, bargaining, depression, then inevitably settle into acceptance”.
But clearly the story can be anywhere. “Progress” doing what “progress” does – leaving in its wake a loss of what was there before with barely a chance to pause and contemplate what just happened and why.
Jeremiah Moss has been chronicling a “Vanishing New York” for years. But over the last year he has become and advocate of “mom and pop” businesses being threatened.