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Meet Dangerous Rage of East Side - The Shiny $125 Aluminum Scooter

In recent weeks, kids and adults alike, have been taking to Manhattan's streets on their new aluminum Razor scooters. Selling for anywhere between $99 online and $125 on Upper East Side street corners, the scooters feature a collapsible handlebar, brakes and either red or green wheels, and they can go fast.

In recent weeks, kids and adults alike, have been taking to Manhattan's streets on their new aluminum Razor scooters. Selling for anywhere between $99 online and $125 on Upper East Side street corners, the scooters feature a collapsible handlebar, brakes and either red or green wheels, and they can go fast.

"I see it as a retreat from the electronic generation," said Psychology Professor John Broughton, "It gives the illusion of getting back to a safe period before kids brought guns to school. Something about a scooter gives you the impression that the kids won't be in gangs... They symbolize both the separation from and a return to the home."

 

 

The article, entitled "Meet Dangerous Rage of East Side-The Shiny $125 Aluminum Scooter" appeared in the May 15th edition of The Observer .

Published Tuesday, Sep. 18, 2001

Meet Dangerous Rage of East Side - The Shiny $125 Aluminum Scooter

In recent weeks, kids and adults alike, have been taking to Manhattan's streets on their new aluminum Razor scooters. Selling for anywhere between $99 online and $125 on Upper East Side street corners, the scooters feature a collapsible handlebar, brakes and either red or green wheels, and they can go fast.

"I see it as a retreat from the electronic generation," said Psychology Professor John Broughton, "It gives the illusion of getting back to a safe period before kids brought guns to school. Something about a scooter gives you the impression that the kids won't be in gangs... They symbolize both the separation from and a return to the home."

 

 

The article, entitled "Meet Dangerous Rage of East Side-The Shiny $125 Aluminum Scooter" appeared in the May 15th edition of The Observer .

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