As Grieve discovered recently, upscale Brooklyn grocer Union Market is coming to the East Village--because, somehow, this neighborhood can support both it and a big-box Whole Foods just a block away. Anyhow, it seems the next question that logically follows is: How will they represent the stereotypical East Village resident on their sure-to-come East Village Blend coffee?
Their Park Slope Blend features a Mommy pushing a giant-wheeled SUV stroller, while their Williamsburg Blend stars a hipster and a Hasidic man (striking a "whaddya gonna do?" kind of pose).
In another era, Union Market might have put a mohawked punk on the East Village Blend coffee bag, but in that era there would not have been such a blend, nor even the idea of such a blend, nor an upscale grocer on Avenue A. So, in 2011, who is the iconic East Villager? Let Union Market know who you want to see on their East Village Blend:
A. Puking frat boy (in polo shirt with popped collar)
B. Screaming bachelorette wielding giant inflatable penis
C. Slumming heiress (not really slumming)
D. A horde of zombies walking and texting on iPhones