I'll take tourists any day over the native UES population
Reasons why New York Sucks - Page 422
I do like that place and it did strike me as completely at odds with the typical UES cafes. It has a downtown vibe.
I wonder why there aren't more downtown restaurateurs looking at this massive area of town and realizing the opportunity here if you can serve good food in a non-shitty environment with a decent vibe and decor.