The Day | Wikileaks And the Bowery Boys

on the ledgeMichelle Rick

Good morning, East Village.

Always in the mood for radical political debate, East Village anarchists are divided on the Wikileaks affair, according to The Villager, some supporting Julian Assange’s exposure of government secrets while others wonder if Wikileaks isn’t a phony cover for a government assault on Internet freedom.

If the paranoia is too much, let I Love Charts take you back to a simpler time, when all you had to worry about it in the neighborhood were the Bowery Boys, with their contract killing, gambling and “stockpiling of weapons.” Famous for their dandy dress sense, we’re guessing the Bowery Boys would be shopping at EV Grieve if they were around today.