Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields
Tim Page, The Washington Post, 7 May 2000
NEW YORK — There is a distinct whiff of Disney to the Lower East Side these days. Tidied and fattened by the Manhattan real estate boom, the area would seem to be well on its way to becoming a sort of "Bohemialand," and its legendary scruffiness has recently been embraced by New Yorkers who want some residual trappings of anarchy along with easy access to Wall Street.
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