Old people: what won’t they ruin? As if ushering George W. Bush into office (twice), bankrupting Social Security, and racking up so much goddamn debt that most young people will work until the day we die to pay it off weren’t enough, old people are now literally invading our turf. Sonja Sharp of the New […]
Someone’s crunched the numbers! Now we know which bands we should be into and which ones are too popular to be hip. Who knew Boards of Canada was for the bros? So, the first scientific criterion for identifying a hipster band is that Pitchfork likes them. Pitchfork reviewers like a lot of mainstream music, however, […]
From Greenpointers: The Williamsburg store closed officially this past Sunday, March 2, and the tentative opening date for the new Greenpoint location, at 74 Guernesey between Norman and Nassau, is set to tentatively open this Saturday, March 8th. According to the original gangster of Williamsburg thrift shops, “everything about [the new location] will remain the […]
In case you missed the story, they’ll be living, sleeping, eating, and yes, shitting, in this contraption until March 9 over at Williamsburg’s Pierogi Gallery: Shelley lives on the exterior of the wheel (so, basically, at the top, some 30 feet off the floor), and Schweder on the interior, because he’s afraid of heights. Everything […]
Spike Lee is really upset about gentrification. When asked last night at Pratt about recent articles in the Times and New York (the latter asks Is Gentrification All Bad?), Lee had plenty to say. You know it’s going to get tense when he opens with “Let me just kill you right now.” Highlights below: On […]
And we thought beards were out. From DNA: Dr. Yael Halaas, another plastic surgeon who specializes in facial hair transplants, said an increasing number of “hip” and “fashionable” young professionals in their 20s and 30s are seeking the procedure. “I get a lot of detail-oriented people — artists, architects,” the doctor said, noting that beard-centric […]
Spotted on Freeman St in Greenpoint, care of Greenpointers.
Now that we know the where to find the Williamsburg of other cities, where is Brooklyn’s new Williamsburg? Some say Bushwick. Some say Bed-Stuy. Others say Ridgewood. Curbed went to Crown Heights to talk to some of the locals there, some of whom claim that Crown Heights is actually the new Williamsburg.
Seems a group of Bushwick hipsters is angry that they’re getting pushed out by another group of elite hipsters with larger trustfunds. Oh the horror: The hipsters who settled the Brooklyn neighborhood 10 years ago have declared war on rich kids flocking to new luxury digs on their parents’ dime. CastleBraid, an upscale rental complex […]
Yelp created one of those heat map thingamajiggies that tracks reviews that use the word ‘hipster.’ No surprise, Williamsburg and Bushwick are looking pretty hot. Anything close to the Ace Hotel looks conspicuously red too. See other cities here.