Sixties activist Jerry Rubin on St. Mark's Place. Like Travelerette, he is a fighter.

Sixties activist Jerry Rubin on St. Mark's Place. Like Travelerette, he is a fighter.

As I was doing a Save the Village Greenwich Village walking  tour last week, it struck me how many retail spaces were vacant. For Rent. For Sale. Photo by Fred W. McDarrah.

I was going to start taking pictures of each and every one, to nail down my point - and the point that so many others make lately - that things are tipping in the wrong direction, that landlords are evil, etc. Familiar turf here. 

Well, someone beat me to it.

http://www.travelerette.com/2015/09/the-ugliest-approximately-100-abandoned.html

Didn't know her until now, but I love her already. Another soldier in the fight. She documented 103 vacant spots and probably could have captured more.

She concludes,  "I hope that was enough to convince you that something must be done about this. Now it's your turn, Mayor De Blasio, Commissioner Gordon or whoever else is listening, to stop the evil Penguin Landlord from destroying Gotham City with his ludicrous rents. If I can take these 100 something pictures, I'm sure you can do something, no matter how small."

Right on, sister.