Grieve has the photos of the week. Outside the Mars Bar. Is this in response to recent visits from Drew, Penn, or the guy in the pink sweater?

Lamentations notwithstanding, it’s hard to imagine another neighborhood in Manhattan where this mural could go up … complete with bloodstained sidewalk. Other than the EV/LES, are other neighborhoods in Manhattan facing this kind of identity crisis right now? Do people walk around saying, “The Upper East Side is over!”? Are residents of the sidestreets off Times Square as unhappy about the changes there as LESers are about their ‘hood?

I wonder when the first death knell sounded for the EV. Any ideas?

Previously. And recommended.