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Digging the "Cooper Hotel" mural next to Mars Bar that subtly says "FUCK YOU, GENTRIFICATION!"

Backstory: Bowery used to be a shit hole and now it's all blinged out w/ fancy hotels & cocktail bars. Mars Bar is the sketchiest dirtiest dive I can think of East of Bowery (runner up: Lucys?) and, rumor has it, lost it's lease to another luxury condo.


We were here a few nights ago and saw some dude hammering nails into his nose (no joke). I gave him $2.

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Taken on April 27, 2011