Sunday, October 26, 2008

Main Street NYC

We've heard a lot about "Wall Street" and Main Street" these last several weeks as the financial crises has deepened. Many people associate "Wall Street" with big, bad New York City and "Main Street" with good, moral, small-town America.

Obviously the reality is a lot more complicated than that. In fact, New York City is probably the most "main street" of places in the country -- we've got five of them! And as this article in today's New York Times indicates, while each our main streets differ, they are centers of community and, dare I say it, old-fashioned values.

P.S. Sinclair Lewis published a novel called Main Street in 1920, a liberal satire about American society at the time.

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