Midtown Miscreant (Mark Smith) is leaving midtown ... "for good." The Miscreant is moving about 15 minutes away, staying in the metro area. Midtown has changed a lot, and it's not the same for the guy. But he files a great post about what midtown used to be like when he was a kid.
Main Street jumped and crackled at night, it was a living breathing entity. From the Club Royale, where fake cowboys and cowgirls gathered, north to 31st Street where the drag queens hung out at the Jew Box, Main Street was like no other stretch of road in this city. ... I had a one room apartment on Warner Plaza, a street that no longer exists. ... On warm summer nights, I'd open the window and watch the nightly show unfold. It was always the same, and it was always a little different. Hookers milled about on their corner right below my window. So close that I could hear every word of their conversations.Good luck with the move, Midtown Miscreant.