Thursday, July 15, 2010

Zoo York City is...

...unique unto itself. I was fascinated to learn the reading material of a sleeping homeless man was actually the bard's "The Twelfth Night". I overheard a man wearing a wedding ring explaining to someone that he changed his online dating profile while waiting to be screened at a STD clinic. The list goes on and on.

Being as unique as NYC is, the economy here is somewhat insulated from what the rest of the country has been suffering for some time. But, it would seem the effects are starting to crack the surface here. Some of my friends actually had to give up their summer rentals, others are in far more precarious positions.

July has historically made a ghost town of these concrete canyons with the elite off to the Hamptons, the Poconos, the Jersey shore. Judging by the amount of business we did last night, everyone is staying put this year. Entertainment budgets are being spent closer to home, which I am grateful for, but really puts the recession into perspective for me.

I guess Prada, Chanel and the likes will get great deals out in the Hamptons this year, or maybe they will have to stay on Rodeo Drive.

New York, New York, it's a helluva' town.

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