Friday, July 15, 2016


Earlier this week I reported that the Stage Restaurant has been gutted by building owner Icon Realty, who evicted the beloved, long-time East Village business last year. Here's a heartbreaking look inside.

Photo by Kirsten Theodos, Twitter

The real estate developers will not rest until they murder this entire city, from one end to the other, ripping out the guts of every neighborhood.

It is not natural.

It is not inevitable.

It is not "New York is always changing."

It is the outcome of city and state policies. And it can be changed. But New Yorkers will have to wake up and do something--or it's going to be same shit, different day, day after day after day after day. #SaveNYC -- before it's all gutted.


Tal Hartsfeld said...

Soon to be replaced by upscale gourmet coffee and donut shop.
"Home of the 9-dollar donut and 5-dollar cup of coffee" will be their slogan.
...Something we can ALL afford .....

Scout said...

I'll continue to hope that the Woman's Medical College, on this spot before The Stage restaurant, makes a comeback here. Wouldn't that be a great thing for the community?