"The bloom is off the Apple," says residential SoHo. (Remember, people actually live in that mall?) Furthermore, "no bar, nightclub, or construction site comes close to continually ruining our quality of life like Apple SoHo has." You go SoHo! [AMNY]
Sounds like a good time to revisit the Urban Etiquette Signs flickr pool:
Check out the AdBusters blog.
Here's an interesting article on gentrification from Next American City: "Many gentriﬁers are in college or graduate school, and the income that these newcomers report to the IRS often approaches zero."
Get inside the mind trying to keep Applebee's from going kaput. It's a place filled with "phrases like 'drink equity' and 'healthy indulgence rebranding.' Everyone is on the hunt for the next 'craveable.'" [Times]