East Village Tea Party

While I’m on the subject of predictions, I have another one to share with you. The inspiration for this was the photo that accompanies a story on EV Grieve (one of four written within two days) about a news stand operator in Astor Place who has been operating without a license, the Department of Consumer Affairs’ effort to collect a fine that was levied against him, and the response of a handful of local residents:

To which I commented:

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It’s the accumulation of similar stories and photos, and the resulting comments, that informs this psychic revelation. Like any prediction it’s a gut feeling, within existing material conditions.

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Once I had the idea to write this, I did an internet search for “East Village Tea Party” and found this:

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From a comment posted to The Villager (abridged)

and:

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A post to the Tumblr sub-domain Neighborhoodr-EastVillage, linking to a NY Post article

It’s not surprising. The rugged, individualist ideology of the “East Village” dovetails nicely with the Tea Party.

Anyway, that’s my prediction. I set a reminder on my calendar for December 15, 2018 to check back on this!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. joe
    Dec 24, 2013 @ 14:19:24

    By 2018 you might want to check back to see whatever became of the Tea Party, too.

    Reply

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