Tuesday, March 22, 2016
"New York is becoming a destination resort, offering the same nonthreatening, family entertainment districts as Southern Florida or the 'new' Vegas. The way things are going, the city I love will soon present one unbroken vista of theme restaurants, chain stores, Starbucks, and merchandising outlets for the film studios—a smokefree Disney Zone and amusement park for every flabby-assed, no-necked fanny-packer and rube who thinks waiting on line outside the Hard Rock Café is a thrill ride. Survival of the fittest has been replaced, judging from the docile herds waddling through our streets in search of T-shirts and theater tickets, by survival of the fattest."
Anthony Bourdain, The Nasty Bits