People looooove to talk about how New York isn’t what it used to be. And in some ways it’s not (AHEM Liquiteria). But nobody ever seems to talk about these little blocks in the West Village that have remained almost completely unchanged for the past 20 years. Every time I walk by my old college apartment on Thompson Street by Generation Records, I can’t help but notice that it feels exactly the same. It’s kind of nice. Maybe one day they’ll buy my Tom Petty “Wildflowers” CD.