NYC loses its edge

NYC loses its edge

Many longtime Big Apple residents worry Gotham losing its character
Cars and pedestrians move through Times Square in New York. No longer can visitors to Coney Island plunk down a few coins to play the unsettling attraction called “Shoot the Freak.” And seedy, edgy, anything-might-happen Times Square? These days, it’s all but childproof.
A man walks past CBGB in New York. CBGB, the birthplace of punk rock, is gone.

NYC loses its edge

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Cars and pedestrians move through Times Square in New York. No longer can visitors to Coney Island plunk down a few coins to play the unsettling attraction called “Shoot the Freak.” And seedy, edgy, anything-might-happen Times Square? These days, it’s all but childproof.
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A man walks past CBGB in New York. CBGB, the birthplace of punk rock, is gone.
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