The Youth Come Into the City to Hungrily Soak Up Culture

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 09:  An Apple Store employee helps a customer at an Apple Store following an announcement that Apple has become the world's most valuable brand on May 9, 2011 in San Francisco, California.  In a report released by London based Millward Brown, Apple Inc. has surpassed Google to claim the top spot in a global ranking of brand value this year with an estimated value of more than $153 billion up 84 percent from last year. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 09: An Apple Store employee helps a customer at an Apple Store following an announcement that Apple has become the world's most valuable brand on May 9, 2011 in San Francisco, California. In a report released by London based Millward Brown, Apple Inc. has surpassed Google to claim the top spot in a global ranking of brand value this year with an estimated value of more than $153 billion up 84 percent from last year. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Photo: Justin Sullivan/2011 Getty Images

"I can’t imagine why any kid in Westchester would want to do anything other than go into Grand Central and shop at Apple and eat at Shake Shack." — MTA Real Estate Director Jeffrey Rosen, in unveiling detailed plans for the new Apple Store at Grand Central Terminal, inadvertently offers a scathing critique of many things, including but possibly not limited to late-stage capitalism, the fruits of the city's gentrification, America's youth (its present preoccupations and future innovative prospects), and the cultural horizons of Westchester County residents.

However: those are indeed good burgers and a generally enjoyable retail experience, depending on the crowds.

First Glimpse of Apple’s Plans for Grand Central Terminal [WSJ]