Every morning now, I watch this video, called "Kelly Likes Shoes".
It's like I'm an alcoholic who needs his daily affirmation.
It's where I want to take my life. It's my goal, my dream.
And it was made in Schenectady!
I moved to the East Village in '92. My friends thought I was CRAZY for moving so close to Avenue A.
A woman died of an overdose in the apartment below me, they found the body a week later. The drug dealers would keep the doors jammed open to make it easier for their customers to get into the building.
But now, on the very same block, they torn down the building where David LaChapelle did his photo work, and they're building luxury condominiums, starting at 900K. Pool on the roof....very Samatha Jones.
So, I bought a house in Hudson....on the NORTH side of Warren Street. My friends think I'm CRAZY!
Once again, I'm greeted by the drug dealers, on my way home from the Red Dot at 2 am.
"No thanks, old friend. Good to see you again!"
I'm back where I belong.
A friend of mine sent me this email. He was at a party on Avenue C, where you can get in for free, if you're bare-assed. He met the DJ from Claverack, a guy who was going to get his new tattoo in Hudson at the tattoo parlor on 7th Street Park, another guy from Germantown.
...and to say that I saw it on Avenue C....
This means that cheap housing, cost of living, and transportation is driving people to upstate New York. If you draw a circle radius from Times Square, the cheapest direction is North.
And there are great artists upstate, like the ones who made this video. Fifteen years ago, "Kelly" would have been a 'Boy Bar Beauty' on St. Mark's Place. Now, she's in Schenectady.
It will first be Hudson...then Troy...Buffalo, at some point.
Babydoll, BUY REAL ESTATE NOW!!!