Is it because food is the only thing former big spenders can afford? Because nobody actually wants to be in Chelsea, Flatiron or the Meatpacking District so there’s plenty of available space? Perhaps the motivation behind the recent food mega-mall explosion involves psychology more than economics: New Yorkers have recently realized that they’re skinnier by far than the vast majority of their fellow Americans.
Group of friends, singing: Tell me more! Tell me more!
Soloist: Did she poop on your face?
—19th St & Park Ave
Overheard by: Lotte
via Overheard in New York, Dec 27, 2009