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(The New York Times)   Brooklyn hipster couple flooded out by Sandy seeks new apartment with two non-negotiable amenities: (a) access to chicken coop; (b) blogging room. The New York Times is there   (nytimes.com) divider line 48
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2012-11-13 09:33:48 AM
Ms. Kirshner, 27, grew up on a farm in Washington State, home to goats, sheep and, yes, chickens, which when she was young she was charged with caring for. As an adult living in Brooklyn, she arranged to have chickens again, for the eggs, but mostly for fun.

They hope to find an apartment nearby, so Mr. Kumagai, 39, an artist and a graphic designer, can bike to his studio. And it must have a functional kitchen so Ms. Kirshner, who recently started a recipe publication, Sweets and Bitters Quarterly, can test recipes.

While the couple understand they may have to say goodbye to their pets, they are still trying to get the word out through friends, through real estate agents and through Twitter.


These people sound like absolute monsters. They should just kill their pets and move into a kitchen-less apartment like regular people.
 
2012-11-13 10:24:21 AM
Better luck next time, Sandy!
 
2012-11-13 10:24:29 AM
"My chickens bring me a lot of joy, but I know we have to be realistic," Ms. Kirshner said.

Then MOVE THE fark OUT OF NEW YORK CITY YOU SOCK HEAD MUTHERfarkER!!!!!!
 
2012-11-13 10:26:21 AM
Brooklyn resident for 10 years, got so bad I had to leave. I am actually rooting for commercialism and clean up so these dirty snowflakes can get out

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2012-11-13 10:26:45 AM
NEW YORK CITY BOY!!

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2012-11-13 10:27:29 AM
Beggars can be choosers after all.
 
2012-11-13 10:27:40 AM
I have some room in my really old barn they can have...
 
2012-11-13 10:27:52 AM

Mr.Hawk: "My chickens bring me a lot of joy, but I know we have to be realistic," Ms. Kirshner said.

Then MOVE THE fark OUT OF NEW YORK CITY YOU SOCK HEAD MUTHERfarkER!!!!!!


And next you'll be screaming that everyone should live in the city and not be commuting in from the suburbs.

It's just chickens living in a coop in an otherwise empty field. She would just like to live close to them.
 
2012-11-13 10:30:32 AM

Rufus Lee King: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 495x723]


lol Wow, I haven't seen that in years. Thanks!
 
2012-11-13 10:32:12 AM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Mr.Hawk: "My chickens bring me a lot of joy, but I know we have to be realistic," Ms. Kirshner said.

Then MOVE THE fark OUT OF NEW YORK CITY YOU SOCK HEAD MUTHERfarkER!!!!!!

And next you'll be screaming that everyone should live in the city and not be commuting in from the suburbs.

It's just chickens living in a coop in an otherwise empty field. She would just like to live close to them.


The horror, the horror.

[That said this type of thing is precisely why I'll help people take care of chickens and ducks but I won't have any of my own. If something happened to my house or [] forbid, the SO and I someone could easily take in our bunny. I've seen a friend try to place chickens when he got abruptly kicked off land someone had been trying to sell for McMansions... and that *wasn't* in NYC.]
 
2012-11-13 10:32:46 AM
Was ready to rage on entitled and stupid hipsters, found some very reasonable people. Who pissed in subby's cheerios.
 
2012-11-13 10:33:03 AM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Mr.Hawk: "My chickens bring me a lot of joy, but I know we have to be realistic," Ms. Kirshner said.

Then MOVE THE fark OUT OF NEW YORK CITY YOU SOCK HEAD MUTHERfarkER!!!!!!

And next you'll be screaming that everyone should live in the city and not be commuting in from the suburbs.

It's just chickens living in a coop in an otherwise empty field. She would just like to live close to them.


My point exactly. Move out of the city if you want chickens and pets of that nature, and commute.

or

i478.photobucket.com 


?
 
2012-11-13 10:36:31 AM
chicken coop; blogging room

Can they be the same room?
 
2012-11-13 10:40:36 AM

WelldeadLink: chicken coop; blogging room

Can they be the same room?


The chicken coop should only be used for tweeting.
 
2012-11-13 10:45:09 AM
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2012-11-13 10:47:44 AM
Jeebus just kill them. It would be nice if this generation would pull their head out of their asses every now and then and just leave the city. It will improve you as a person and make you more self-reliant. Also, you can have animals without nearly as many problems and even be able to tout your goddamn chickens as "free range fair trade meat free eco-alternative solution to intersectionality amongst not only class but gender" on your farking blog where you have to AW out, because doing something just to do it is lame these days. Sorry for the rant, farkers, but hipster dbags like these annoy me nearly as much as gangstas, except with less killing and more venereal disease. Perhaps they should realize they are the 1%-trying to raise chickens in a city loft lmao.
 
2012-11-13 10:48:59 AM
Winner, winner, chicken dinner!
 
2012-11-13 10:50:45 AM
My grandparents kept a pigeon coop in the Bronx so I don't really see what a big deal this is.

Oh yeah, hipsters.
 
2012-11-13 10:53:28 AM
From TFA:

Hannah Kirshner and her boyfriend, Hiroshi Kumagai

They must be trolling. This is too perfect a hipster-pairing to have happened by pure chance.
 
2012-11-13 10:53:50 AM
Lemme git this straight. She knew the flood waters wuz comin', and she saved her own hide and left the chickens locked in a coop?
 
2012-11-13 10:54:19 AM
Chicken coops are all the rage nowadays according to Treehugger.com, and super-modern chicken coop designs give greens, DIY types and urban fipsters (farm hipsters--back formed on bipsters or blue-collar shipsters) a choice of a wide range of artsey, super-ergonomic or just funky designs.

Here is a site dedicated to "design pron" which shows the range of modern coops:

http://www.designswan.com/archives/creative-modern-chicken-coop-desig n s.html

Down the page you will see the Omlet UK coop (colourful plastic). This was the coop that I saw on Treehugger:

http://www.omlet.co.uk/

Yes, for today's go-ahead New Yorker, coops are out and coops are in. What? Yes. That's what I said. Co-ops are out and coops are in.
 
2012-11-13 10:56:03 AM
I guess Brooklyn's cheaper than I thought, if a graphic artist and a startup recipes blogger can afford it.
 
2012-11-13 10:56:52 AM
so are hipsters the new hippies?
 
2012-11-13 10:57:44 AM
Beekeeping was trending in NYC last year. Wonder how many bees drowned.
 
2012-11-13 11:01:02 AM
What?

No rent control?

(also black man in poster needs a rope)
 
2012-11-13 11:02:37 AM

BarkingUnicorn: I guess Brooklyn's cheaper than I thought, if a graphic artist and a startup recipes blogger can afford it.


If they are true hipsters, then mom and dad are most likely footing the bill. In Brooklyn, most hipsters are similar to Trustafarians.

But they ARE in Red Hook. It was supposed to be the next "awesome" neighborhood but never really bounced back from the RE crash. It's possible they aren't paying much.
 
2012-11-13 11:05:09 AM

Ebbelwoi: Lemme git this straight. She knew the flood waters wuz comin', and she saved her own hide and left the chickens locked in a coop?


I swear to God, I thought chickens could fly, er, swim!

(Not very good at either, actually, but if you let them out of their cages they could at least fly high enough to roost out of the flood.)
 
2012-11-13 11:07:37 AM

Mr.Hawk: Then MOVE THE fark OUT OF NEW YORK CITY YOU SOCK HEAD MUTHERfarkER!!!!!!


Why would they move out of nyc? They can have chickens there...my hometown in north carolina only recently started allowing people to keep chickens in their backyards. North farking Carolina.
 
2012-11-13 11:10:48 AM
blogging room? Is that like a vomitorium?
 
2012-11-13 11:13:59 AM
There's plenty of room in my freezer for your chickens, you stupid hipsters. I'll even promise to dress them in an ironic marinade...
 
2012-11-13 11:15:32 AM
Chickens don't need much room. I live in a city and my neighbours have chickens in the back garden. You're not supposed to keep livestock in our street (resident association says no), but no-one else except us can see the chickens so no-one has complained. They just need a couple of yards and a roof over their heads, if you had a top floor apartment with access to the rooftop you could probably keep them there. Not a chicken expert, so there my be some reason why chickens can't live on a roof...
 
2012-11-13 11:24:47 AM

soupafi: so are hipsters the new hippies?


Hippies said get back to the land.
Hipsters say get bent to the landlord.
 
2012-11-13 11:27:37 AM
I didn't see blogging room anywhere in the article, subby.
 
2012-11-13 11:58:24 AM
But they basically left the chickens to die.
 
2012-11-13 12:02:57 PM

kimmygibblershomework: Jeebus just kill them. It would be nice if this generation would pull their head out of their asses every now and then and just leave the city. It will improve you as a person and make you more self-reliant. Also, you can have animals without nearly as many problems and even be able to tout your goddamn chickens as "free range fair trade meat free eco-alternative solution to intersectionality amongst not only class but gender" on your farking blog where you have to AW out, because doing something just to do it is lame these days. Sorry for the rant, farkers, but hipster dbags like these annoy me nearly as much as gangstas, except with less killing and more venereal disease. Perhaps they should realize they are the 1%-trying to raise chickens in a city loft lmao.


Wow, sounds like other people living their chosen lifestyle are really stressing you out.
 
2012-11-13 12:13:14 PM

sigdiamond2000: Ms. Kirshner, 27, grew up on a farm in Washington State, home to goats, sheep and, yes, chickens, which when she was young she was charged with caring for. As an adult living in Brooklyn, she arranged to have chickens again, for the eggs, but mostly for fun.

They hope to find an apartment nearby, so Mr. Kumagai, 39, an artist and a graphic designer, can bike to his studio. And it must have a functional kitchen so Ms. Kirshner, who recently started a recipe publication, Sweets and Bitters Quarterly, can test recipes.

While the couple understand they may have to say goodbye to their pets, they are still trying to get the word out through friends, through real estate agents and through Twitter.

These people sound like absolute monsters. They should just kill their petsand move into a kitchen-less apartment like regular people.


They tried. They left living creatures shut up in a cage to drown.
 
2012-11-13 12:33:44 PM
When you name a chicken 'Chicki Minaj' you have lost touch with the appropriate role of chickens in your life.
 
2012-11-13 12:50:26 PM
I love how people get pissed off at hipsters for doing things their grandparents did. It's almost like they purposely chose the most benign hobbies and styles (raising chickens, wearing flannel, drinking Pabst, etc.) just so the old folks would have nothing substantial to complain about.
 
2012-11-13 01:12:00 PM
That's a pretty hipstery paint job on that coop. That must've taken many hours to achieve that "this wood is so old and antique-y that the paint is mottled" look.
 
2012-11-13 01:33:29 PM

Forty-Three: I love how people get pissed off at hipsters for doing things their grandparents did. It's almost like they purposely chose the most benign hobbies and styles (raising chickens, wearing flannel, drinking Pabst, etc.) just so the old folks would have nothing substantial to complain about.


For me, at least, hipster hate is less about the hobbies and more about the attitude. Raise chickens and drink terrible beer for all I care, just don't expect me to automatically treat you like you're a superior person simply because you do so.

As for the couple in the article, they sound less like hipsters being contrary for the attention and more like people actually just trying to live their own life for real reasons.
 
2012-11-13 01:39:03 PM

udhq: kimmygibblershomework: Jeebus just kill them. It would be nice if this generation would pull their head out of their asses every now and then and just leave the city. It will improve you as a person and make you more self-reliant. Also, you can have animals without nearly as many problems and even be able to tout your goddamn chickens as "free range fair trade meat free eco-alternative solution to intersectionality amongst not only class but gender" on your farking blog where you have to AW out, because doing something just to do it is lame these days. Sorry for the rant, farkers, but hipster dbags like these annoy me nearly as much as gangstas, except with less killing and more venereal disease. Perhaps they should realize they are the 1%-trying to raise chickens in a city loft lmao.

Wow, sounds like other people living their chosen lifestyle are really stressing you out.


You have really poor reading comprehension. Killing people is a lifestyle choice for you? Now look up from your iPhone. You are about to walk into somebody ;P
 
2012-11-13 01:43:04 PM

Skarekrough: blogging room? Is that like a vomitorium?


Exactly the same thing.
 
2012-11-13 01:54:12 PM
I can't even read the New York Times anymore, the blind ignorance of privilege showcased in every damn lifestyle story makes me rage.

People have real problems. Get some perspective.
 
2012-11-13 02:24:52 PM

BStorm:

For me, at least, hipster hate is less about the hobbies and more about the attitude. Raise chickens and drink terrible beer for all I care, just don't expect me to automatically treat you like you're a superior person simply because you do so.

As for the couple in the article, they sound less like hipsters being contrary for the attention and more like people actually just trying to live their own life for real reasons.


Meh, newly-minted adults have confidence and it sometimes comes across as brashness to older adults and tends to annoy them. This has been true of pretty much every generation ever and tewnty-something hipsters are no more/less cocksure than twenty-something Gen-Xers, Baby-Boomers, Greatest Generation-ers, Gatsyby-ers, etc. were.


poot_rootbeer: I can't even read the New York Times anymore, the blind ignorance of privilege showcased in every damn lifestyle story makes me rage.

People have real problems. Get some perspective.


For a few cents a day in chicken feed you can get a continuous supply of fresh eggs. When your grandparents and great grandparents did this it was thrifty, but these people are young so it's ignorance and privilege. Got it.
 
2012-11-13 08:48:11 PM

Forty-Three: BStorm:Meh, newly-minted adults have confidence and it sometimes comes across as brashness to older adults and tends to annoy them. This has been true of pretty much every generation ever and tewnty-something hipsters are no more/less cocksure than twenty-something Gen-Xers, Baby-Boomers, Greatest Generation-ers, Gatsyby-ers, etc. were.


Oh, I'm well aware of what youthful exuberance is like.. I was an arrogant little fark myself and it makes me smile to see someone honestly enthusiastic about what they're doing. Plus I have nieces and nephews who are just getting to that point in life themselves so I get a refresher every time I visit family. But there's a difference between being young and clueless and being deliberately rude and self-important.

CSB time: At a small club/bar where I'm a semi-regular, watching a band that a few friends play in and who had coaxed me out of my cave that night to see them. Standing at the bar waiting for my drink, when a particularly douchetastic hipster drone pushes in front of me without so much as a "pardon me" then comments to his (I think it was a guy, might have been a very homely girl) friend, "This place sure does bring in some tacky old people" (I'm mid-30's, not ancient,and most of the crowd is probably within 7-8 years of that same age) and starts joking about how "working class" most of the patrons were dressed.

Sadly for them the bartender/owner took note of the whole thing, and she has little patience for idiots. Suddenly their ID looked suspicious and she told them they would have to leave. Best part was was one of them saying the magic phrase, "Do you know who my dad is?", to which she replied "Never met the asshole but I'd be happy to throw him out too". I'm pretty sure I've heard that used elsewhere, but right then and there it was hilarious.
 
2012-11-13 09:41:18 PM

Forty-Three: For a few cents a day in chicken feed you can get a continuous supply of fresh eggs.


But sadly you shouldnt eat your NYC eggs. They have found Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens, the lead level in these urban grown eggs are off the charts.
 
2012-11-14 10:16:25 AM

Lillith: Forty-Three: For a few cents a day in chicken feed you can get a continuous supply of fresh eggs.

But sadly you shouldnt eat your NYC eggs. They have found Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens, the lead level in these urban grown eggs are off the charts.


Really? It can get that bad from the air and odd bug?
 
2012-11-14 06:55:27 PM

shortymac: Lillith: Forty-Three: For a few cents a day in chicken feed you can get a continuous supply of fresh eggs.

But sadly you shouldnt eat your NYC eggs. They have found Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens, the lead level in these urban grown eggs are off the charts.

Really? It can get that bad from the air and odd bug?


It is because it is a concrete jungle--for almost as long as the US has been around so there are all kinds of "goodies" from before and after caring about the environment and because there is concrete pretty much everywhere the water has no place to run off and soak in properly. Plus it is a city full of vehicles so there are all kinds of delicious chemicals again soaking into the precious 4' square plot of land to raise the chickens not to mention the air quality and breed line of the loft coopers (hipsters passing these crack mama chicks to others). I'm sorry but I think of Brooklyn, I think of jean jackets, vinyl jean jackets, and pee soaked jeans. The streets are no better than the people, who somehow have a dumber sounding accent than a fat Texan. This is why you raise animals on dirt that has always been dirt. Don't get me too too wrong, there is grossness to be found all over the country but the very nature of Brooklyn will keep it from ever being anything close to a farming destination ;) I guess we all have a choice of lead or hormone- laden chickens lol.
 
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