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The Cody Blog: Goth Revival and Coming Meatpacking Decline

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Goth Revival and Coming Meatpacking Decline

So last night I'm at dinner with my boy, James Altucher, at the new overly trendy new Hotel Gansevoort. Hell, even the name itself is too cool for its own good. What's up with the meatpacking district anyway?

I mean, this place used to actually have a personality and very cool tinge to it -- at least it did before it went mainstream cool. Now it's all these great looking people who want to be seen running around. (Of course, one might ask if James and I were wanting to be seen, but that would require self-analysis to a degree I'm not looking to go into at this moment.) Anyway, the whole area had a feel to it that it's losing its soul. Even old-school staple Hogs and Heffers felt like, as James so eloquently put it -- the Chuck E Cheese (where a cheesedick can be a cheesedick) of the Meatpacking district.

Like my "oil is toppy" commentary on Realmoney.com, I'm not calling the top in the Meatpacking District's rise to the mainstream. In fact, it's probably got another year or two of ascent. But it's not for me.

Anyway, as we wrapped up the night, back at the Hotel Gansevooooooort bar (which is a not-so-good, but very expensive and -- yes, you guessed it -- trendy sushi spot), I spied a beautiful Goth-style woman. Goth died at some point in the last decade, and it's rare to see Goth style out and about anymore. This woman's Goth look was very nice, in that it had some modern-day classic look to it -- not blue hair and black lipstick. Just sorta' Goth for the 21st century. Very cool, very hot. Unlike the Meatpacking district itself.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude, you left out the most important part. Did you get her number?

Enquiring readers demand to know!

2/23/2005 02:44:00 PM  
Blogger Lacy said...

Goth isn't dead in Houston, it's alive and well. Due to the rise in number of those oh so trendy hot topic stores, we've got hundreds of little goth prince and princesses running around our public schools just dying to be different.

2/24/2005 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Picture? Picture!


3/12/2005 11:21:00 PM  

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