Williamsburg “Invades” Rockaway

Ruh-Roh. Guess who’s inevitably gonna get blamed for ruining Rockaway?

That’s right! New York Magazine is putting Williamsburg on blast.

Image c/o Raymond McCrea Jones/The New York Times

The recent addition of “hipster institutions” Roberta’s, The Meat Hook, Caracas, Vinegar Hill House, Babycakes and the “haughty” Blue Bottle Coffee (Hey! That’s my San Francisco-hometown coffee you’re fucking with) to the Rockaway Taco concession contingent are apparently bringing in the Chloë Sevigny look-alikes and debates on whether “steam­punk can be called a lifestyle.”

Although the working class locals have yet to complain about the temporary summer influx of irony and jorts, the article follows on the heels of The New York Times’ own report of the tattooed, Wayfarer masses.  With all this high-profile coverage, it is only a matter of time before one interviewee’s astute observation that “the boardwalk is the new Bedford Avenue” becomes less tourist attraction and more anti-gentrification assault.

Also, in general, do surfers qualify as hipsters? I haughtily think not.

Rockaway Taco

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Did you make it down to Rockaway this summer? No? They are still open, so for the love of god, go get a black bean plantain quesadilla.