IS NEW YORK LOSING ITS FLAVOR?

Just a few years ago the Meatpacking District was the place to be for "it" New Yorkers. And though the cobblestone neighborhood continues to be the heart of Manhattan Clubs I recently realized that the New York City of today is more different than ever. Of course every city, every neighborhood changes with each decade or generation. But there's something odd about the new New Yorkers of the present and I am convinced that the city that never sleeps is gradually losing its flavor. And I am not just talking about the New Jersey and Long Island groupies that have taken over the city streets during the after hours. It's something else...

Last month a friend and I were making our way into Tenjune for a red carpet, industry party. Like always there was a long line and you would think that aside the press and celebs, the publicist would let in stylish looking folks. Instead, the newbies going inside where anything but. Apparently money is making New York lose its flavor. Yea, it's the "capital of the world", but all the money-hungry changes have completely taken over the city. Do you think New York is losing its flavor? If so, what's the cause of it?