|Why didn't they think of carrying a helium|
Yorkville was primarily German for a century or so. During the first half of the 20th-century, it was known for restaurants, beer halls, and the headquarters of the pro-Nazi German American Bund. Enjoying a good parade like anyone else, the Bund marched down East 86th Street on October 30, 1939, roughly a month after war broke out in Europe. (If you enlarge the accompanying photo enough, you can see onlookers heiling from their open windows. Howdy, neighbor!)
|Ain't that a kick in the liver?|
But these are the remnants of a Yorkville that live more in people's memories than reality. Another group of people are moving in, and not just the hipsters I wrote about a while back. Over the last decade, we've become the home for Eastern Europeans. To my paranoid ears, however, they sound like Russians taking over the area -- part of Putin's plan to control America, one overpriced neighborhood at a time.
|And moved to a nice neighborhood!|
|"Hello, handsome. Want|
a taste of my blini?"
|"And gimme one|
of those Pick 10
The hipsters are coming, the hipsters are coming (to the Upper East Side)! Click here to find out why.