Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Vinyl to Bubble Tea

After Rockit Scientist Records left St. Mark's Place, thanks to a hike in the rent, Joey's Vinyl lived on, peddling records out of milk crates in front of the defunct shop. Now we hear that it's time for Joey to leave St. Mark's.

What's coming next?



Inside sources say: Bubble tea. Because what St. Mark's Place and the East Village really need is more bubble tea.



11 comments:

Marty Wombacher said...

I've never drank bubble tea, and wonder why anyone would. Drink it, that is. It just sounds ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, just what we need.

Ya know, the 80s and 90s may have been a long time ago, but it wasn't exactly the dark ages. I can only imagine that back then when I was in my 20s and I told my friends that I wanted to go to a bubble tea or fro-yo place they probably would've looked at me and said "What are you, and eight year old kid? You go get you're little bubble tea and frozen yogurt, we'll be over at Downtown Beirut...acting our age. And by the way..you're not our frined anymore."

Ed said...

Anonymous, actually alot of the stranger phases of American culture is explained by the sheer weight of the baby boom. It was a youth oriented culture in the 1960s, same in the 1970s but darker, more adult or middle aged in the 1980s and 1990s, stagnated in the 00s and now is lapsing into senility. Things might actually get better in twenty years when these people finally die but we are in for a sludge until then. And New York is more sensitive to these changes.

Jill said...

I drank bubble tea once and it was shockingly disgusting when eyeballs suddenly pop into your mouth ruining an otherwise fine tasting drink. I am usually too cheap to throw away food, and will eat or drink anything once it's paid for, but this one went in the trash.

laura said...

ED, i am one of those people who will "finally die" but before that, can you explain what bubble tea is? btw, youth culture has TAKEN over the world! thats how i see it, remember i am older than you. i can back up my statements.

T said...

I have a tip for you. Steve's on the Bowery, a bodega which had been on Bowery between Bond & Great Jones for many years, just closed for good. Landlord raising rent to $20,000 a month... high end clothing store coming in.

esquared™ said...

But, it's got electrolytes...

Also, mentioned this before, the new fad and trend will be an artisanal vodka/gin/absinthe infused bubble tea -- the Bubbletini®™©.

glamma said...

F*ck bubble tea! Bring back Rockit Scientist!!

Brian Dubé said...

I tried bubble tea for the first time recently at a new place on MacDougal Street in the Village. Needless to say, I couldn't even finish it...I have never tasted anything like it. It's quite trendy among the younger generation, as are a lot of newer establishments these days. Of course, I live right in the heart of NYU...

Anonymous said...

I don't know how long they'll last, since staring next March, they won't be able to sell anything larger than a 16oz tea.

Thank you Mayor Bloomberg, I feel thinner already!

BarBarSeven said...

If you don’t like the fact the types of old-school NYC businesses you miss are being displaced that’s one thing… But the majority of derogatory comments against bubble tea here really borderline on racism & are definitely xenophobic.