It’s been a bruising few weeks for New Yorkers with the news that institutions like Lucky Cheng’s and Soup Burg are closing their doors. Sadly, they weren’t the first and definitely won’t be the last. It’s time, New York, to say enough is enough.
In our #SaveNYC issue of Time Out New York (on newsstands now), we pay homage to the other local joints we adore but have already lost (RIP Mars Bar, RIP Loehmann’s) and issue a rallying cry to our city. Every single one of us is guilty of not walking the extra block or waiting on line an extra twenty minutes to visit the places we speak of with passion, awe and wet eyes. But what would New York be without them? It would be a drabber, duller, quieter, less colorful place. It would be a place that may not make our heads swim and our guts churn quite so much as we walk down the street. In short, it would be fucking boring. Is that the type of place we want New York to become? Hell no!
So join us! Pay a visit to your favorite record store, restaurant live music venue, bakery, bar or theater. Lay down your dollars. Tweet your messages of love with the hashtag #SaveNYC. Together we’ll ensure that this wonderful city of ours keeps its life-affirming joints that play such a huge part in making this city the greatest in the world. Yes, the whole world.
Check out our series of guest blogs from notable New Yorkers pleading their case to #SaveNYC. First up: Julie Klausner!