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2012-09-20 05:44:04 PM
TF: what, no basements?
 
2012-09-20 05:54:33 PM
Yay I made the list!

Also, Allston/Brighton is more hipstered out than pretty much anywhere except for Williamsburgh and the Mission District, but it's only #18 for some reason. It's also the third most hipsterish place in Boston at best. Somerville/Central Square makes Allston/Brighton look like David Spade's frat in PCU.
 
2012-09-20 05:58:33 PM
There are still hipsters in Williamsburg?
 
2012-09-20 06:03:24 PM
Yeah, this list has definitely been OTBE'd, certainly in Los Angeles. These days real hipsters can't afford to live in Sliver Lake. They've been heading to Echo Park for a while, to the point where now it's Echo Park that's getting a bit too gentrified. I hear Atwater Village and Westlake thrown around as the next big hipsterhoods, but who knows.
 
2012-09-20 06:05:13 PM
Meh. Real hipsters don't go to those places anymore. They are too popular.
 
2012-09-20 06:06:19 PM

JerseyTim: There are still hipsters in Williamsburg?


Is it Brooklyn Heights now? I guess I am out of touch with NYC
 
2012-09-20 06:30:21 PM
Subby's probably referring to Midtown Detroit. Only the stupidest and bravest hipsters venture there.
 
2012-09-20 06:48:26 PM
Meh.
 
2012-09-20 07:08:44 PM
Kind of surprised Logan Square isn't listed.
 
2012-09-20 09:06:06 PM
Glad to see my neighborhood isn't on there. You've probably never heard of it.
 
2012-09-20 09:34:37 PM

WI241TH: Subby's probably referring to Midtown Detroit. Only the stupidest and bravest hipsters venture there.


I knew before I clicked the link that no neighborhood in Detroit would be included, because moving to Detroit actually takes balls, not just a trust fund.
 
2012-09-20 09:44:51 PM
I'm way too hipster to go through another goddamn slideshow.
 
2012-09-20 10:06:00 PM
Warehouse District, New Orleans? Do you sprinkle heroin on your Sugar Smacks, full-of-horsesh*t-slideshow writer? The Warehouse is a yuppie neighborhood with some art galleries, like many other former industrial neighborhoods in a major cities in the USA (lofts). Nothing wrong with it; I hang out there all the time and even used to live there before being priced out. I was at Vic's Kangaroo Cafe just last night. But my point is that I know the writer has never even been to New Orleans, or if he/she has, never left Bourbon St. and relies on some stupid stat somewhere to form this decision. The Fauborg Marigny is your hipster goldmine (replete with reeking gutter punks from middle class families), as is much of the Bywater and lower Decatur St. in the Quarter (the last part of the Quarter not turned into condos or some garish nightclub owned by a Turk).

I can't even get through an inconsequential slideshow without my city being misrepresented.
 
2012-09-20 10:15:35 PM
Wow. Lower Westheimer Houston *evolving* into a hipster area? It's been pretty much the same forever.

/And we have a Katz's down there
//Mmmm...Katz's...
 
2012-09-20 10:33:14 PM

UberDave: Lower Westheimer


Montrose?
 
2012-09-20 10:49:57 PM
NE Minneapolis is a real neighborhood. North Loop was created from whole cloth by real estate developers. It's the urban version of Celebration, Florida. Clean, sanitary, safe, boring, expensive.
 
2012-09-20 11:17:54 PM
OK, I'm ready to be a hipster. If people are willing to go this far to make fun of hipsters, there must be something really awesome there somewhere.
 
2012-09-21 12:03:37 AM
No Adams Morgan? I guess it's been overrun by yuppies.
 
2012-09-21 12:04:51 AM
I may be old but I know that if it's on that list, it's probably played-out.
 
2012-09-21 12:05:36 AM
List fails horrifically without the Rockhill-Volkler neighborhood around UMKC and the KCAI.
 
2012-09-21 12:06:06 AM
The place subby is talking about is the Hawthorne District in Portland, Oregon.


The Pearl isn't hipster, its the richy rich place that you can't find parking in.
 
2012-09-21 12:06:17 AM

jaylectricity: OK, I'm ready to be a hipster. If people are willing to go this far to make fun of hipsters, there must be something really awesome there somewhere.


Just think of the dumbest shiat and claim it as awesome and you're on your way.
 
2012-09-21 12:07:23 AM
All I got for my click was a link to a Forbes slide show. :-( Maybe I'm not hip to such things..

/maybe I don't get the joke
//slashies were popular before you ever heard of them.
 
2012-09-21 12:07:38 AM
They totally missed New Orleans actual center of gravity.
 
2012-09-21 12:09:06 AM

JerseyTim: There are still hipsters in Williamsburg?


If the place made a list like this, the real hipsters are long gone. They're raising sheep outside of Coeur d'Alene.
 
2012-09-21 12:09:32 AM

Skid Roe v. Wade Boggs: Kind of surprised Logan Square isn't listed.

 

No kidding. Hipsterism has moved on from Wicker Park (I lived in Ukrainian Village for 10 years within spitting distance of Wicker Park) and it has followed me up here to Logan Square (or me it, who knows). I don't mind it too much though. Unlike much of Fark, I'm okay with hipsters, they've never broken my car windows, flashed guns at me and/or threatened me with violence or broken into my apartment and stolen my television, computer and other random crap, unlike other people who've I've dealt with over the years who have lived in the various neighborhoods I've called home much of my life. So yeah, hipsters? I'm okay with them.
 
2012-09-21 12:09:59 AM
Yeah, Williamsburg has great transit options!

You can get either the G train or the J train!
 
2012-09-21 12:10:03 AM
I can see my house from here!

Skid Roe v. Wade Boggs: Kind of surprised Logan Square isn't listed.


Wicker park is far more hipster than Logan square. I don't think Chicago needs two neighborhoods on the list.
 
2012-09-21 12:10:08 AM
Pearl district at #5? There are a dozen more hipstery neighborhoods in Portland than the farking yuppie Pearl.
 
2012-09-21 12:11:05 AM
Newsflash: Internet lists are often written by people who haven't actually been to the places on the list.
 
2012-09-21 12:11:15 AM

SnakeLee: JerseyTim: There are still hipsters in Williamsburg?

Is it Brooklyn Heights now? I guess I am out of touch with NYC


Brooklyn Heights is filled with Wall Streeters and Jehovah's Witnesses (although the latter group has been selling their holdings and moving upstate)

those priced out of williamsburg and greenpoint have moved into Bushwick, Ridgewood, and Bedford-Stuyvesant.

williamsburg by the bedford L is more expensive than many manhattan neighborhoods. Cobble Hill too.
 
2012-09-21 12:11:24 AM

JPenman: Pearl district at #5? There are a dozen more hipstery neighborhoods in Portland than the farking yuppie Pearl.


I was under the impression it was the entire damn city.

/you mean Portlandia isn't real?
 
2012-09-21 12:12:29 AM

dumbobruni: those priced out of williamsburg and greenpoint have moved into Bushwick, Ridgewood, and Bedford-Stuyvesant.


Hipsters have been moving to Bushwick for awhile now. Why? Who knows.
 
2012-09-21 12:12:55 AM

Alphakronik: The place subby is talking about is the Hawthorne District in Portland, Oregon.


The Pearl isn't hipster, its the richy rich place that you can't find parking in.


/thread
 
rka
2012-09-21 12:14:30 AM
I don't know about how hipster LoHi in Denver is but I can vouch that it is full of 20-something dipshiats.
 
2012-09-21 12:15:01 AM
I was wondering which of a few possible Chicago neighborhoods would make it.
 
2012-09-21 12:16:23 AM
I lived in Wicker Park. It's fun, but not the hipster enclave it is known as/used to be. They all moved to Logan Square or Pilsen.
 
2012-09-21 12:16:32 AM
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2012-09-21 12:06:17 AM


jaylectricity: OK, I'm ready to be a hipster. If people are willing to go this far to make fun of hipsters, there must be something really awesome there somewhere.

Just think of the dumbest shiat and claim it as awesome and you're on your way.


And where do you live?

I'd definetly live in those areas in a heartbeat, if I was 10, 15 years younger and wasn't married - especially the Mission District (SF). Oh well, one has to grow up.
 
2012-09-21 12:17:01 AM
I like hipsters.

There I said it. Poke fun if you want.

/NOT a Hipster
 
2012-09-21 12:17:21 AM
East Austin?

That makes sense, it's generally pretty sh*tty.
 
2012-09-21 12:17:34 AM
Ah yes Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood, where young people go to become homeless drug addi...erm..hipsters. Yes, hipsters is the word I was looking for.
 
2012-09-21 12:17:57 AM

Ikam: JPenman: Pearl district at #5? There are a dozen more hipstery neighborhoods in Portland than the farking yuppie Pearl.

I was under the impression it was the entire damn city.

/you mean Portlandia isn't real?


Oh, it's real but it's about 10% more Portlandy than real Portland. It also only applies to within 40 blocks of the river. And The Pearl is for yuppies.
 
2012-09-21 12:18:39 AM

Ikam: dumbobruni: those priced out of williamsburg and greenpoint have moved into Bushwick, Ridgewood, and Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Hipsters have been moving to Bushwick for awhile now. Why? Who knows.


cheaper loft spaces......more spaces available: many are illegal, and many are right next door to housing projects. the combo of both somewhat limits rent hikes
 
2012-09-21 12:19:00 AM
Warehouse district for Minneapolis, and not Uptown???? What the fark?
 
2012-09-21 12:19:26 AM
North Park is #13...great...looks like I need to stock up on hipster repellent...
 
2012-09-21 12:19:46 AM

Nadie_AZ: Meh. Real hipsters don't go to those places anymore. They are too popular.


With that in mind, I would like to point out that all of Oregon is an incredibly popular hipster neighborhood.
 
2012-09-21 12:21:16 AM
Woo! LoHi!

/hip, but not hipster
 
2012-09-21 12:21:52 AM

Osomatic: Yeah, this list has definitely been OTBE'd, certainly in Los Angeles. These days real hipsters can't afford to live in Sliver Lake. They've been heading to Echo Park for a while, to the point where now it's Echo Park that's getting a bit too gentrified. I hear Atwater Village and Westlake thrown around as the next big hipsterhoods, but who knows.


The Atwater crew seems to be the trying-to-hard hangers-on. I mean, yeah, we're talking about hipsters so it's a matter of degree, but Atwater seems to be skewing towards people who think they're hipsters but are in denial that they've actually become yuppies.
 
2012-09-21 12:22:25 AM

fragMasterFlash: Ah yes Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood, where young people go to become homeless drug addi...erm..hipsters. Yes, hipsters is the word I was looking for.


The Swish Alps?
 
2012-09-21 12:22:34 AM

hulk hogan meat shoes: They all moved to Logan Square or Pilsen.


There's also a bunch over in Bucktown and my area, east Lakeview.
 
2012-09-21 12:24:11 AM
The entire Northside of Chicago
 
2012-09-21 12:25:09 AM
Are all of those near/parts of big cities? Because they missed some places like Ashland, OR, where the majority of the city - and not just one neighborhood - is hipstery.
 
2012-09-21 12:26:11 AM

dumbobruni: Ikam: dumbobruni: those priced out of williamsburg and greenpoint have moved into Bushwick, Ridgewood, and Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Hipsters have been moving to Bushwick for awhile now. Why? Who knows.

cheaper loft spaces......more spaces available: many are illegal, and many are right next door to housing projects. the combo of both somewhat limits rent hikes


That makes sense. I knew someone who lived there about ten years ago and I visited him on a new york trip and stayed for a few days in the neighborhood at his place. I remember hearing gunfire in the middle of the night and the neighborhood being rather bleak while having this possible hipsterish 'up and coming vibe'. I've been told things have changed for the better.
 
2012-09-21 12:26:37 AM
I came in to say fark Wicker Park, but hipsterdom has moved a few stops farther up the blue line. Wicker Park became a little too expensive and popular for the hipsters without trust funds.
 
2012-09-21 12:27:52 AM

Alphakronik: The place subby is talking about is the Hawthorne District in Portland, Oregon.


The Pearl isn't hipster, its the richy rich place that you can't find parking in.


This. I clicked the link expecting Hawthorne/Belmont, and was rather surprised to see the Pearl District. Sure, AI types go there, but it's one of the least hipster areas of Portland, as it caters more to yuppies and rich retirees (and those close to retiring).
 
2012-09-21 12:29:42 AM
ugh... de-slided
 
2012-09-21 12:30:19 AM

SnakeLee: Also, Allston/Brighton is more hipstered out than pretty much anywhere except

...

Damn it, there is no "Allston/Brighton". They're two distinct neighborhoods and although the border is disputed, some of us are willing to defend it.

/You want me on that wall.
 
2012-09-21 12:31:27 AM
Definitely expected Wicker Park. I'd also throw in the Riverwest/Brady St. combo in Milwaukee.
 
2012-09-21 12:32:14 AM
North Park Represent!

wait, this is a hipster thread?

Kinda makes sense, I think the bar at 30th and Upas is hipster-ish. I don't really know, I but my vodka from the liquor store a block up from there.
 
2012-09-21 12:34:51 AM
Yeah, hipster paradise in Jackson, MS. HA just kidding, nothing there but illiterate gangstas and criminals and that is just the local government. But you probably never heard of it.
 
2012-09-21 12:36:50 AM

Dancin_In_Anson: UberDave: Lower Westheimer

Montrose?


/wink
 
2012-09-21 12:38:10 AM

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jaylectricity: OK, I'm ready to be a hipster. If people are willing to go this far to make fun of hipsters, there must be something really awesome there somewhere.

Just think of the dumbest shiat and claim it as awesome and you're on your way.

And where do you live?

I'd definetly live in those areas in a heartbeat, if I was 10, 15 years younger and wasn't married - especially the Mission District (SF). Oh well, one has to grow up.


Orange County.
 
2012-09-21 12:39:48 AM

Ikam: Hipsters have been moving to Bushwick for awhile now. Why? Who knows.


I like how real estate brokers now call Bushwick "East Williamsburg"
 
2012-09-21 12:40:15 AM

divx88: Orange County.


Funny, my husband and I spent almost a week in San Diego earlier this year, and were struck by the complete lack of hipsters we saw. It was rather refreshing.
 
2012-09-21 12:40:56 AM

Ikam: That makes sense. I knew someone who lived there about ten years ago and I visited him on a new york trip and stayed for a few days in the neighborhood at his place. I remember hearing gunfire in the middle of the night and the neighborhood being rather bleak while having this possible hipsterish 'up and coming vibe'. I've been told things have changed for the better.


10 years is a long time in gentrification years....
 
2012-09-21 12:41:42 AM

Dancin_In_Anson: UberDave: Lower Westheimer

Montrose?



Pretty much. Lower Westheimer is 610 on in but they probably mean everything from Shepherd to Midtown (Main...Fannin). I think the shot in the article is from Bagby look toward Montrose (7-8 blocks). In the 80s, the deployed something like 100 police officers every Friday and Saturday in that little stretch.
 
2012-09-21 12:41:53 AM

Snarfangel: With that in mind, I would like to point out that all of Oregon is an incredibly popular hipster neighborhood.


Someone's never been to rural Oregon. Either that, or Teabagger Rednecks are really hip nowadays.
 
2012-09-21 12:42:21 AM

NowhereMon: NE Minneapolis is a real neighborhood. North Loop was created from whole cloth by real estate developers. It's the urban version of Celebration, Florida. Clean, sanitary, safe, boring, expensive.


As someone who lives very close to the North Loop, I totally agree. NE is way more hipsterish and eclectic, and I'd say the highest concentration of hipsterdom is probably Uptown. The North Loop is close to the big Farmer's Market, but it's not the best one by a long shot. But, they used a photo of Pip and the Marvel Bar, so they get a couple of points for that.

/hipster name dropping!
 
2012-09-21 12:42:28 AM

lilplatinum: 10 years is a long time in gentrification years....


True. I've lived through it before.
 
2012-09-21 12:43:18 AM

SnakeLee: JerseyTim: There are still hipsters in Williamsburg?

Is it Brooklyn Heights now? I guess I am out of touch with NYC


Greenpoint, but thats about "over" now too. Bushwick is peaking soon, with Ridgewood as a future prospect.
 
2012-09-21 12:43:55 AM
Forbes wouldn't know hipster if Dead Meadow played at their NYSE launch party. Here's the real shiat.

1. Walla Walla, WA -- the "Flowerpot" district
2. Portales, NM -- "Peanut Row"
3. Keokuk, IA -- S. 7th to S. 16th Ave (non-inclusive)
4. Mt. Vernon, OH -- no neighborhood name; within approximately a half-mile radius of The Naz (Mt. Vernon Nazarene College)
5. Athens, GA -- "The Reserve At Athens," gated community (only neighborhood in Athens never lived in by any member of the corporatist dreck-merchants R.E.M., the B-52s, or KRS-One)
6. Mill Run, PA -- the Fallingwater neighborhood (unfortunately trending yuppie lately)
7. New York City, NY -- the Joshes (upper three floors of 203-207 W. 84th St.)

You're welcome, poseurs.
 
2012-09-21 12:44:11 AM

Skid Roe v. Wade Boggs: Kind of surprised Logan Square isn't listed.

 

blastr.com
 
2012-09-21 12:45:33 AM

almejita: North Park Represent!

wait, this is a hipster thread?

Kinda makes sense, I think the bar at 30th and Upas is hipster-ish. I don't really know, I but my vodka from the liquor store a block up from there.


They seem to be talking about the 30th and university area. But that is quickly turning into more of a "downtown" kind of vibe rather than a hipster one. Fancy bars/clubs and restaurants are not really true "hipster" places. The hipsters seems to be more in the 30th & el cajon area. Either way the rents and home prices are shooting up again so a lot of us old timers are moving out of the area. I remember when people used to look down on me for living here, and now people are jealous...it's kind of weird
 
2012-09-21 12:47:06 AM
It would appear that the slideshow farktard, along with many of you, are confusing yuppies and hipsters. They are not the same thing, in fact, they are pretty different.

I haven't been to all of those places, but I can tell you that Wicker Park is not hipster, and the biggest hipster neighborhood in Minneapolis is Powderhorn Park.

/I also don't believe hipsters can be found in great number anywhere in Texas.
 
2012-09-21 12:51:18 AM
Surprised none of the neighborhoods in Nashville made the list. I thought the 12 South (area in and around 12th Avenue South), SoBro (the area immediately south and southeast of the Downtown area before it turns to all public housing), or East Nashville (away from the public housing that borders I-24 near the LP Field) might have made the list.
 
2012-09-21 12:54:59 AM

dickfreckle: Warehouse District, New Orleans? Do you sprinkle heroin on your Sugar Smacks, full-of-horsesh*t-slideshow writer? The Warehouse is a yuppie neighborhood with some art galleries, like many other former industrial neighborhoods in a major cities in the USA (lofts). Nothing wrong with it; I hang out there all the time and even used to live there before being priced out. I was at Vic's Kangaroo Cafe just last night. But my point is that I know the writer has never even been to New Orleans, or if he/she has, never left Bourbon St. and relies on some stupid stat somewhere to form this decision. The Fauborg Marigny is your hipster goldmine (replete with reeking gutter punks from middle class families), as is much of the Bywater and lower Decatur St. in the Quarter (the last part of the Quarter not turned into condos or some garish nightclub owned by a Turk).

I can't even get through an inconsequential slideshow without my city being misrepresented.


Oak Street?
 
2012-09-21 12:57:53 AM
Barstow, for hardest or tardest core hipsters.
 
2012-09-21 12:57:55 AM

Ikam: No kidding. Hipsterism has moved on from Wicker Park (I lived in Ukrainian Village for 10 years within spitting distance of Wicker Park) and it has followed me up here to Logan Square (or me it, who knows).


Came here to say this. I live in Bucktown and most of the people moving in are young well-to-do couples. The hipsters are moving to Logan Square and Ukrainian Village. I've always liked hipsters (I'm not even close to being one by any means)-- they're always interesting, even if completely nuts.
 
2012-09-21 01:02:46 AM
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jaylectricity: OK, I'm ready to be a hipster. If people are willing to go this far to make fun of hipsters, there must be something really awesome there somewhere.

Just think of the dumbest shiat and claim it as awesome and you're on your way.

And where do you live?

I'd definetly live in those areas in a heartbeat, if I was 10, 15 years younger and wasn't married - especially the Mission District (SF). Oh well, one has to grow up.

Orange County.


Ah, if you are referring to Orange County, California, I am moving there. As I say, I'm too old for hipster areas. Need to raise family in "boring" suburbia.
 
2012-09-21 01:07:21 AM
3.bp.blogspot.com
those areas are over!
 
2012-09-21 01:08:53 AM

luckcat: NowhereMon: NE Minneapolis is a real neighborhood. North Loop was created from whole cloth by real estate developers. It's the urban version of Celebration, Florida. Clean, sanitary, safe, boring, expensive.

As someone who lives very close to the North Loop, I totally agree. NE is way more hipsterish and eclectic, and I'd say the highest concentration of hipsterdom is probably Uptown. The North Loop is close to the big Farmer's Market, but it's not the best one by a long shot. But, they used a photo of Pip and the Marvel Bar, so they get a couple of points for that.

/hipster name dropping!


Uptown has too many douchebags in from the 'burbs for *real* hipster cred.
 
2012-09-21 01:09:26 AM

WildManBand: dickfreckle: Warehouse District, New Orleans? Do you sprinkle heroin on your Sugar Smacks, full-of-horsesh*t-slideshow writer? The Warehouse is a yuppie neighborhood with some art galleries, like many other former industrial neighborhoods in a major cities in the USA (lofts). Nothing wrong with it; I hang out there all the time and even used to live there before being priced out. I was at Vic's Kangaroo Cafe just last night. But my point is that I know the writer has never even been to New Orleans, or if he/she has, never left Bourbon St. and relies on some stupid stat somewhere to form this decision. The Fauborg Marigny is your hipster goldmine (replete with reeking gutter punks from middle class families), as is much of the Bywater and lower Decatur St. in the Quarter (the last part of the Quarter not turned into condos or some garish nightclub owned by a Turk).

I can't even get through an inconsequential slideshow without my city being misrepresented.

Oak Street?


Maybe Oak St. But yeah, certainly no hipsters in the Warehouse District. Like, zero. That's all yuppie transplants/Jersey Shore douchey types. The idea of the Warehouse District as a hipster neighborhood is completely off base and laughable.

And they aren't hanging around lower Decatur, either.

The N.O. hipsters (and the recent massive influx of hipsters from Brooklyn/"Billyburg") can be found mostly in the Bywater although some are certainly in the Marigny and the LGD (Lower Garden Distrct).
 
2012-09-21 01:11:45 AM

telaran: Are all of those near/parts of big cities? Because they missed some places like Ashland, OR, where the majority of the city - and not just one neighborhood - is hipstery.


We had some meetings in Ashland a few years ago. The morning of the first meeting, several of us wanted to get together for breakfast. We couldn't find a restaurant/cafe that opened before 9AM. I asked our Ashland hosts, "Doesn't anyone here have a real job?" They thought for a minute and replied, "No, not really." Sounded pretty hipstery to me....
 
2012-09-21 01:12:41 AM
Tellingthem

I'm across the street from the medical place, on Capps. Old motel they changed into appts a long time ago, better not change my rent, I been here 10 years.

BTW, mostly I replied cuz of your screenname.

Nice

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4sgCl-B_iY&playnext=1&list=PLAD452AED D BAA5340
 
2012-09-21 01:16:03 AM
Came for "OVER!" Leaving satisfied.
 
2012-09-21 01:17:27 AM

SnakeLee: JerseyTim: There are still hipsters in Williamsburg?

Is it Brooklyn Heights now? I guess I am out of touch with NYC


No, it never was. Brooklyn heights is south and west of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Williamsburg is east and north of the navy yard.
 
2012-09-21 01:17:31 AM

SnakeLee: Yay I made the list!

Also, Allston/Brighton is more hipstered out than pretty much anywhere except for Williamsburgh and the Mission District, but it's only #18 for some reason. It's also the third most hipsterish place in Boston at best. Somerville/Central Square makes Allston/Brighton look like David Spade's frat in PCU.


Meh, skip the hipsters and head for the North End. Absence of smugness and better food.
 
2012-09-21 01:20:46 AM

poot_rootbeer: Yeah, Williamsburg has great transit options!

You can get either the G train or the J train!


Or the L train.
 
2012-09-21 01:21:21 AM

slidillon: I like hipsters.

There I said it. Poke fun if you want.

/NOT a Hipster


Same. I was in Little 5 tonight (it's on the list). We drank some beer and played Magic: The Gathering.

I'm not a hipster, but I have more fun with hipsters than with club-goers.
 
2012-09-21 01:22:22 AM

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jaylectricity: OK, I'm ready to be a hipster. If people are willing to go this far to make fun of hipsters, there must be something really awesome there somewhere.

Just think of the dumbest shiat and claim it as awesome and you're on your way.

And where do you live?

I'd definetly live in those areas in a heartbeat, if I was 10, 15 years younger and wasn't married - especially the Mission District (SF). Oh well, one has to grow up.

Orange County.

Ah, if you are referring to Orange County, California, I am moving there. As I say, I'm too old for hipster areas. Need to raise family in "boring" suburbia.


Oh it's boring, but it doesn't change the irritating hipster types any. Hipsters don't equate to awesome and exciting. Logic doesn't apply to the hipster. There is no rhyme or reason for the things they choose to triumph as being awesome. Plus their attention spans regarding what's important this day and age is less than that of a fruit fly. Who knows, maybe I live in pseudo-hipsterville which would actually be worse.
 
2012-09-21 01:22:45 AM

Tellingthem: North Park is #13...great...looks like I need to stock up on hipster repellent...


I have lived in North Park for 9 years and have watched it become a hipster mecca. I am mixed about how I feel about that.
 
2012-09-21 01:23:55 AM
Meh, Arcata, California and Bolinas California are truly hip. Bolinas actually is almost impossible to find. The locals tear down any signs giving directions to the town.
 
2012-09-21 01:27:46 AM

You're gonna get some hop-ons: WildManBand: dickfreckle: Warehouse District, New Orleans? Do you sprinkle heroin on your Sugar Smacks, full-of-horsesh*t-slideshow writer? The Warehouse is a yuppie neighborhood with some art galleries, like many other former industrial neighborhoods in a major cities in the USA (lofts). Nothing wrong with it; I hang out there all the time and even used to live there before being priced out. I was at Vic's Kangaroo Cafe just last night. But my point is that I know the writer has never even been to New Orleans, or if he/she has, never left Bourbon St. and relies on some stupid stat somewhere to form this decision. The Fauborg Marigny is your hipster goldmine (replete with reeking gutter punks from middle class families), as is much of the Bywater and lower Decatur St. in the Quarter (the last part of the Quarter not turned into condos or some garish nightclub owned by a Turk).

I can't even get through an inconsequential slideshow without my city being misrepresented.

Oak Street?

Maybe Oak St. But yeah, certainly no hipsters in the Warehouse District. Like, zero. That's all yuppie transplants/Jersey Shore douchey types. The idea of the Warehouse District as a hipster neighborhood is completely off base and laughable.

And they aren't hanging around lower Decatur, either.

The N.O. hipsters (and the recent massive influx of hipsters from Brooklyn/"Billyburg") can be found mostly in the Bywater although some are certainly in the Marigny and the LGD (Lower Garden Distrct).


I disagree about lower Decatur not being a hipster beacon. LGD definitely has them, but it's a really great mix of all kinds of people. Just last week I moved from LGD up the road to the Irish Channel (can throw a rock to Parasol's from my balcony - not that I would). If I bring my A-game I might hit Tracey's. Like the LGD it has a great mix of people that give the neighborhood true character. Btw, I've been using the interwebs at Tracey's because my connection won't be on until Monday (stupid Cox).
 
2012-09-21 01:29:10 AM

dumbobruni: Ikam: dumbobruni: those priced out of williamsburg and greenpoint have moved into Bushwick, Ridgewood, and Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Hipsters have been moving to Bushwick for awhile now. Why? Who knows.

cheaper loft spaces......more spaces available: many are illegal, and many are right next door to housing projects. the combo of both somewhat limits rent hikes


They also use public transit rather than drive so they tend to follow the subway lines, you got the J & M trains on the south end of Bushwick and the L on the north end. Much of the new population follows those lines, the same for the A train going past Bedford-Styvensant, which has had a large number of hipsters and white people moving into what was once a mostly black neighborhood.
 
2012-09-21 01:40:17 AM
ITT: We continue to pretend groups of completely ordinary people are something other than a groups of completely ordinary people.
 
2012-09-21 01:46:49 AM
I knew farking Silver Lake would be #1. Ugh.
 
2012-09-21 01:47:18 AM

randomjsa: ITT: We continue to pretend groups of completely ordinary people are something other than a groups of completely ordinary people.


You were obviously a sociology major.
 
2012-09-21 01:47:54 AM

almejita: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4sgCl-B_iY&playnext=1&list=PLAD452AED D BAA5340


I've lived here for nine years (30th st kitty corner from the vons) and have gone through 3 landlords and the new ones just jacked our rent up. They have been buying lots of rentals in the area and have been doing basic remodels and then renting them to the hipster and cool kids. Since it is a now a trendy area things are going to change even more rapidly. So I'm sure they will get to you sooner or later. I love the neighborhood but i"m sure we will not be able to afford to live here much longer...

\yep I'm a sucker for some Social D :)
 
2012-09-21 01:54:29 AM

titwrench: Tellingthem: North Park is #13...great...looks like I need to stock up on hipster repellent...

I have lived in North Park for 9 years and have watched it become a hipster mecca. I am mixed about how I feel about that.


Yeah i'm kind of the same. It's nice to see the neighborhood doing well and to see some of the businesses thriving.. but on the other hand I'm tired of seeing my favorite places close up shop for some fancy place to move in. The distinct nature of the neighborhood is dying to be replaced with the flavor of the day. Oh well that is the way things go i guess.
 
2012-09-21 02:04:44 AM

SirEattonHogg: divx88 Smartest
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2012-09-21 12:06:17 AM


jaylectricity: OK, I'm ready to be a hipster. If people are willing to go this far to make fun of hipsters, there must be something really awesome there somewhere.

Just think of the dumbest shiat and claim it as awesome and you're on your way.

And where do you live?

I'd definetly live in those areas in a heartbeat, if I was 10, 15 years younger and wasn't married - especially the Mission District (SF). Oh well, one has to grow up.


Hahahaha.. I still know cholas live in that neighborhood and there are still gun shots at night. They are wanting the neighborhood back.
 
2012-09-21 02:21:21 AM
Long time voyeur, first time poster from Portland here. The Pearl District is the least 'hipster' neighborhood, this list is dumb..
 
2012-09-21 02:43:23 AM

Nadie_AZ: Meh. Real hipsters don't go to those places anymore. They are too popular.


cache.gawkerassets.com

Fry: "Why's everyone wearing those rings?"
Amy: "Guh! Because nobody wears them anymore! Rings are stupid!"
Fry: "I think they look cool!"
Amy: "Shh, don't let anyone hear you say that!"
Man: "Hey, did that lad just say rings are cool?"
Amy: "No. He said they're stupid."
Man: "Cool!"
 
2012-09-21 02:45:34 AM

attention span of a retarded fruit fly: SirEattonHogg: divx88 Smartest
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2012-09-21 12:06:17 AM


jaylectricity: OK, I'm ready to be a hipster. If people are willing to go this far to make fun of hipsters, there must be something really awesome there somewhere.

Just think of the dumbest shiat and claim it as awesome and you're on your way.

And where do you live?

I'd definetly live in those areas in a heartbeat, if I was 10, 15 years younger and wasn't married - especially the Mission District (SF). Oh well, one has to grow up.

Hahahaha.. I still know cholas live in that neighborhood and there are still gun shots at night. They are wanting the neighborhood back.


BOOM, my homie got shot he's a goner black. Mission District niqqas want they corner back.
 
2012-09-21 02:52:44 AM

divx88:
Orange County.


No hipsters, just assholes.
 
2012-09-21 04:03:05 AM

Rufus Lee King: Believe it or not, we have (as I understand it) a "hipster " movement here in Charleston, South Carolina. It seems to exist of maybe three or four supposedly grown men riding around on skateboards downtown with their baseball hats on backwards yelling "smash the state", or something. South Carolina is always ahead of the game.


I was a Gamecock, and used to work and live in Charleston in the summers. It's a fine town once you learn to accept that it's, well, it's in South Carolina. The bright side is that you're definitely the coolest city in the state even though Columbia has the flagship university and is where you think you'd find some sanity. Charleston is to SC what New Orleans is to LA, Austin to TX, etc. And it's farking gorgeous.

But what you describe isn't "hipster." Hipsters are too self-appointed cool and aloof to do what you describe.

/is Folly Beach still kinda bohemian, or did it turn into another Isle of Palms?
 
2012-09-21 04:16:31 AM
If you consider yourself a hipster you probably aren't that cool.
 
2012-09-21 04:17:52 AM
Oh yeah. Forbes knows hip.
 
2012-09-21 05:49:11 AM

UberDave: Pretty much. Lower Westheimer is 610 on in but they probably mean everything from Shepherd to Midtown (Main...Fannin). I think the shot in the article is from Bagby look toward Montrose (7-8 blocks). In the 80s, the deployed something like 100 police officers every Friday and Saturday in that little stretch.


I don't recall it being that bad. We'd catch Rocky Horror at the Alabama at least once a weekend back in those days...but then again those memories are a bit...ahem...foggy.. I understand that the old Westheimer Arts Festival is no more. Shame. That was always a lot of fun and even HPD in attendance seemed to be enjoying themselves.
 
2012-09-21 05:49:20 AM
I'm just here to express my ironic love for links with slideshows.
 
2012-09-21 06:07:53 AM
Haha they mentioned Portland, ME but the picture they showed was of the Old Port, which is the night club district and probably the least cool of the whole lot, unless drunk frat boys and lounge lizard skanky chicks are your new definition of "hipster". They should have showed the East End/Munjoy Hill area, because that's where all those dirty freaks live.

Then again, maybe they were just being ironic.
 
2012-09-21 07:11:17 AM
My brother lived in three of those places. Well before they were of cool of course
 
2012-09-21 07:16:35 AM

dickfreckle: You're gonna get some hop-ons: WildManBand: dickfreckle: Warehouse District, New Orleans? Do you sprinkle heroin on your Sugar Smacks, full-of-horsesh*t-slideshow writer? The Warehouse is a yuppie neighborhood with some art galleries, like many other former industrial neighborhoods in a major cities in the USA (lofts). Nothing wrong with it; I hang out there all the time and even used to live there before being priced out. I was at Vic's Kangaroo Cafe just last night. But my point is that I know the writer has never even been to New Orleans, or if he/she has, never left Bourbon St. and relies on some stupid stat somewhere to form this decision. The Fauborg Marigny is your hipster goldmine (replete with reeking gutter punks from middle class families), as is much of the Bywater and lower Decatur St. in the Quarter (the last part of the Quarter not turned into condos or some garish nightclub owned by a Turk).

I can't even get through an inconsequential slideshow without my city being misrepresented.

Oak Street?

Maybe Oak St. But yeah, certainly no hipsters in the Warehouse District. Like, zero. That's all yuppie transplants/Jersey Shore douchey types. The idea of the Warehouse District as a hipster neighborhood is completely off base and laughable.

And they aren't hanging around lower Decatur, either.

The N.O. hipsters (and the recent massive influx of hipsters from Brooklyn/"Billyburg") can be found mostly in the Bywater although some are certainly in the Marigny and the LGD (Lower Garden Distrct).

I disagree about lower Decatur not being a hipster beacon. LGD definitely has them, but it's a really great mix of all kinds of people. Just last week I moved from LGD up the road to the Irish Channel (can throw a rock to Parasol's from my balcony - not that I would). If I bring my A-game I might hit Tracey's. Like the LGD it has a great mix of people that give the neighborhood true character. Btw, I've been using the interwebs at Tracey's because my connection won't be on until Monday (stupid Cox).


I hate to keep disagreeing with a fellow New Orleanian, but I work in the Quarter and I just don't see a lot of hipsters on lower Decatur. Then again, I would disagree with your entire characterization of the Quarter as being full of condos and garish nightclubs (owned either by Turks or anyone else). If you mean Jax, sure but it used to be a Planet Hollywood. It was never anything good. The rest of the Quarter (except Bourbon St.) is fine if you avoid the obvious tourist traps. I hang out on lower Decatur fairly often and I'm far from a hipster. I can't think of where there's a large concentration of them down there. Maybe Angeli? I think maybe you're conflating hipster with your typical Quarter-rat who tend to either have a more goth or pirate-y vibe to them or just don't fit easily into any category. They're certainly not hipsters, though.

And I never meant to insinuate that the LGD was solely hipsters - just that there are some who live there, which is definitely true, in what I would estimate to be a higher percentage than, say, the Irish Channel or the Riverbend or somewhere else.

Good luck with your Internet. If it's any consolation, AT&T is just as bad as the Cox-suckers. I could work out of Tracey's as long as they keep the shrimp po-boys coming!
 
2012-09-21 08:00:58 AM
Where are the black people in those pictures? Did the hipsters kill and eat them?
 
2012-09-21 08:14:09 AM
Yuppies are not hippies.

/capitol hill native
 
2012-09-21 08:22:08 AM

Ikam: dumbobruni: those priced out of williamsburg and greenpoint have moved into Bushwick, Ridgewood, and Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Hipsters have been moving to Bushwick for awhile now. Why? Who knows.


Bushwick is right next to Williamsburg. For a while realtors were making up some fake name for it like East Williamsburg or something, but I guess it's cool enough on its own now to say Bushwick. It's been 6 or so years for me since I last lived in New York proper, so that makes sense.

My guess is that new populations tend to follow subway lines, and the such. L train.
 
2012-09-21 08:29:26 AM
I like the minneapolis love in this thread.

And of all the neighborhoods they could have chosen, they sure sold out.

/absolutely knew we'd make the list
 
2012-09-21 09:03:55 AM
Yay Hampden! And #15 at that!

/just a resident, NOT a hipster.
 
2012-09-21 09:15:17 AM

JerseyTim: There are still hipsters in Williamsburg?


They were really there in any decent numbers. I go to willyville all the time and let me show you what I see there

Its either poor hispanics or Hasidic Jews (and both groups after years of fights unified to stop the Hipster by jointly buying up every property lots and joint community development and now the two communities get along great)

This is Williamsburg

www.urban75.org
www.fadingad.com
4.bp.blogspot.com

www.bishop-accountability.org

greatarea.files.wordpress.com

3.bp.blogspot.com


Trust me, I've never seen a Hipster ever there
 
2012-09-21 09:21:11 AM

Tellingthem: titwrench: Tellingthem: North Park is #13...great...looks like I need to stock up on hipster repellent...

I have lived in North Park for 9 years and have watched it become a hipster mecca. I am mixed about how I feel about that.

Yeah i'm kind of the same. It's nice to see the neighborhood doing well and to see some of the businesses thriving.. but on the other hand I'm tired of seeing my favorite places close up shop for some fancy place to move in. The distinct nature of the neighborhood is dying to be replaced with the flavor of the day. Oh well that is the way things go i guess.


As long as we don't lose the surplus store, the Red Fox Room and the chicken pie shop I am OK. I am glad to see the resurgence of the Lafayette and I like Tiger Tiger, Crazy Burger and I even like brunch at West Coast Tavern. I am sad to see Scolari's and Zombie Lounge gone. Could you imagine how much business Zombie Lounge would have now that Zombies are so damned popular?
 
2012-09-21 09:37:56 AM
For real! It's called El Segundo. Y'all should check it out. Set your GPS and hit the bricks!
 
2012-09-21 10:14:45 AM

jedihirsch:

... Hasidic Jews (and both groups after years of fights unified to stop the Hipster by jointly buying up every property lots and joint community development and now the two communities get along great),


The jews there didn't buy up the lots to stop the hipsters. who do you think is collecting all the rent checks?
 
2012-09-21 10:28:12 AM
I haven't lived in St. Louis for a couple of years, but if I remember right, all of the hipsters lived on the south side of the city, with hipster enclaves scattered between the ghetto neighborhoods. Cherokee St., Lafayette Sq, Soulard (old school), Tower Grove, and whatever they're calling the neighborhood on Manchester between Vandeventer and Kingshighway.

Wash Ave was all yuppies, CWE was college kids and yuppies, and the Loop was high schoolers and Wash U trust fundies. But like I said, I haven't been back down there in a while. Did anything ever happen in midtown around Schlafly to get that neighborhood going?
 
2012-09-21 11:07:50 AM
Q. Why did the hipster burn his mouth on pizza?
A. He ate it before it was cool.
 
2012-09-21 11:13:34 AM
Came to see if my neighborhood was listed.
It wasn't.
Can now sufficiently say it is hipster.

PS It's the only hipster neighborhood in Fort Worth, so that kinda narrows it down.
 
2012-09-21 11:15:34 AM
I've always equated hipster with douche-bag
 
2012-09-21 11:18:51 AM

dickfreckle: Warehouse District, New Orleans? Do you sprinkle heroin on your Sugar Smacks, full-of-horsesh*t-slideshow writer? The Warehouse is a yuppie neighborhood with some art galleries, like many other former industrial neighborhoods in a major cities in the USA (lofts). Nothing wrong with it; I hang out there all the time and even used to live there before being priced out. I was at Vic's Kangaroo Cafe just last night. But my point is that I know the writer has never even been to New Orleans, or if he/she has, never left Bourbon St. and relies on some stupid stat somewhere to form this decision. The Fauborg Marigny is your hipster goldmine (replete with reeking gutter punks from middle class families), as is much of the Bywater and lower Decatur St. in the Quarter (the last part of the Quarter not turned into condos or some garish nightclub owned by a Turk).

I can't even get through an inconsequential slideshow without my city being misrepresented.


THIS. The Warehouse District is where lame old rich people go to by overpriced art.
 
2012-09-21 11:22:40 AM

dumbobruni: those priced out of williamsburg and greenpoint have moved into Bushwick, Ridgewood, and Bedford-Stuyvesant.


There are still some Hipsters left in Williamsburg, but its become much more yuppie now.

I'm crossing my fingers that the hipsters come to my 'hood in Sunnyside :-)

I thought Wicker Park in Chicago was very yuppie.. maybe I'm mistaken?

Anyway, I feel like this list would have been much more valid 10-15 years ago. The hipsters have moved on from most of these areas.
 
2012-09-21 11:30:25 AM

jedihirsch: JerseyTim: There are still hipsters in Williamsburg?

They were really there in any decent numbers. I go to willyville all the time and let me show you what I see there

Its either poor hispanics or Hasidic Jews (and both groups after years of fights unified to stop the Hipster by jointly buying up every property lots and joint community development and now the two communities get along great)

This is Williamsburg

[www.urban75.org image 580x422]
[www.fadingad.com image 400x598]
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 485x336]

[www.bishop-accountability.org image 540x360]

[greatarea.files.wordpress.com image 804x680]

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 560x323]


Trust me, I've never seen a Hipster ever there


What streets are those pics of? I feel like those pics were much truer 15 years ago. While there are still the Puerto Rican and Jewish communities, after 10pm or so, it is like hipster central. I have friends over on Ten Eyk/Meserole/Morgan Ave areas.
 
2012-09-21 11:36:09 AM
One of the many reasons I live a couple of miles from the nearest paved road.

That and my herd of cows.
 
2012-09-21 11:47:07 AM

Alphakronik: The place subby is talking about is the Hawthorne District in Portland, Oregon.


The Pearl isn't hipster, its the richy rich place that you can't find parking in.


Yeah, I was thinking Alberta or Mississippi areas. I remember walking out of the Mississippi area one day, and someone had spraypainted on a retaining wall "YOU ARE NOW LEAVING HIPSTERVILLE. SEE YOU SOON!" Oddly enough, it was quickly painted over.
 
2012-09-21 01:03:13 PM

LemSkroob: jedihirsch:

... Hasidic Jews (and both groups after years of fights unified to stop the Hipster by jointly buying up every property lots and joint community development and now the two communities get along great),


The jews there didn't buy up the lots to stop the hipsters. who do you think is collecting all the rent checks?


Actually very few land lords are Jewish, that's and antisemitic stereotype. Most of them are Italian, Irish, and Russian
 
2012-09-21 01:09:53 PM
I was hating slideshows before it was cool.
 
2012-09-21 01:29:35 PM

jedihirsch: Actually very few land lords are Jewish, that's and antisemitic stereotype. Most of them are Italian, Irish, and Russian


I don't know about Williamsburg in particular, but in the rest of Brooklyn it isn't an antisemetic stereotype at all. It is a pretty accepted fact that there is a disproportionate number of Jewish landlords, particularly in BK. I work in RE development and I can't even think of a client I've had in 10 years that wasn't Jewish. NTTAWWT.
 
2012-09-21 02:14:01 PM

Lollipop165: jedihirsch: Actually very few land lords are Jewish, that's and antisemitic stereotype. Most of them are Italian, Irish, and Russian

I don't know about Williamsburg in particular, but in the rest of Brooklyn it isn't an antisemetic stereotype at all. It is a pretty accepted fact that there is a disproportionate number of Jewish landlords, particularly in BK. I work in RE development and I can't even think of a client I've had in 10 years that wasn't Jewish. NTTAWWT.


Actually Jews are not landlords out of their proportion. While there are Jewish Landlords, most of them are in Jewish neighborhoods, but out side of Jewish neighborhoods they are not landlords beyond their proportion of the populations. The NY TImes had an article on this a while back and found the group that is number one in landlords are Russians, then White Christians, in NYC. SO maybe who you work with, but the data says otherwise
 
2012-09-21 03:43:47 PM
List is worthless without Plateau Mont-Royal. You wouldn't know where it is.
 
2012-09-21 10:17:04 PM

Stavr0: List is worthless without Plateau Mont-Royal. You wouldn't know where it is.


Si vous plait, biche! I know!
 
2012-09-21 10:24:27 PM
SIlver Lake is a city? Farking Forbes needs a clue by four; it's a poorly defined neighborhood, just like the rest of Lesser Los Angeles.
 
2012-09-21 11:11:49 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: UberDave: Lower Westheimer

Montrose?


Yep. It's so cute to see them trying so hard.
 
2012-09-22 09:49:13 PM
LoHi? Pfft. It's one of the most expensive parts of Denver. You basically can't buy a house for less than $600,000 in LoHi proper.
 
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