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(The New York Times)   Times trend reporters discover hot new trend of Brooklyn creative class migrating to the suburbs of NYC and bringing along their foodie tastes, tattoo art and fringe culture to create "hipsturbia" (link foxed)   (nytimes.com) divider line 18
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2013-02-16 07:43:53 PM
3 votes:
Hastings on Hudson:  "The racial makeup of the village was 89.79% White, 2.35% African American, 0.17% Native American, 4.14% Asian, 1.82% from other races, and 1.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.50% of the population."

Yeah, those hipsters all love diversity, until they have a kid, then it's off to an all white town where it's safe to sneer at the racists.
2013-02-16 08:41:28 PM
2 votes:

ronaprhys: Yeah - walking distance.  Great excuse for overpaying like hell for a 400ft2apartment that you'll never own.  Whereas out here, away from The City, any idiot with a decent job can own an actual house, with a yard, that's 6 times as large.  And, oddly enough, pay maybe 1/4 of what you're paying for your shoebox.


I love when people brag about how far their suburbia cookie cutter home has so much space.  Who gives a shiat.  Sure, my place in Brooklyn isn't a McMansion, but we have adequate space, a guest room, and a back yard to grill in.  What more does one need if one isn't a breeder?

Yeah, its pricier than some place in the sticks, thats the price you pay for convenience and not having to drive everywhere like a schmuck.
2013-02-16 08:36:02 PM
2 votes:

ronaprhys: Solid State Vittles: Yes, darn having everything within walking distance, such a pain in the ass.

Yeah - walking distance.  Great excuse for overpaying like hell for a 400ft2apartment that you'll never own.  Whereas out here, away from The City, any idiot with a decent job can own an actual house, with a yard, that's 6 times as large.  And, oddly enough, pay maybe 1/4 of what you're paying for your shoebox.


My yard is the Presidio and Golden Gate Park.  I have a 15 minute bus ride downtown to go to work.  I have everything I need right here.  It's not overpaying when you can afford it.

You're obvious proof that any idiot with a decent job can own a shiatty cookie cutter house in Minivanland, USA.  Don't be so bitter you can't hack city life.
2013-02-16 07:39:57 PM
2 votes:

ronaprhys: Wait - you mean to tell me idiot hipsters finally realized something everyone knows?  That living in a city is over-priced, inconvenient, and that bragging to your friends about how trendy you is over-rated?

Well, color me shocked.


Yes, darn having everything within walking distance, such a pain in the ass.
2013-02-17 09:45:53 AM
1 votes:

Znuh: The problem was (and is) that the suburbs are very, very sensitive to the overall economy and to numerous bubbles.

We lost our house in 2008 in Westchester County when the financial crisis / real estate bubble popped.   Dad's business had been trashed for a year before, and thanks to (insert expensive suburb between Pleasantville and Katonah)'s wildly outrageous property taxes (to the tune of 30k a year), everything crumbled.

I've seen Tarrytown stumble and fail when GM pulled its plant out. Not that things can bounce back, clearly Tarrytown has. However, I would impress upon everyone that these towns are extremely sensitive to economic fluctuation. The polish and shine on Tarrytown, Irving-on-Hudson, etc. is quite nice; having lived through these towns' low-points from 1974 to 2008, I can tell you that the nice times in surburbia are fleeting. The shine seems to evaporate in a matter of years.

Not to be a downer, and of course, this is my experience and perception. Your mileage may vary.


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I've had similar experiences.  I grew up on Bergen County when it was mostly all shiny.   After the oil crisis of 1979, and Ford's shut down of their assembly plant in Mahwah(the largest auto assembly plant in the world when it was built) it was like someone hit the off switch.  I can still remember going to Hackensack with my parents and seeing the line in front of the unemployment office which stretched for two blocks down the street.  I can remember how quickly the town where we lived became run down and shabby looking.   Eventually there was a sort of recovery.  The northern part of the county became very "upscale" while the southern part of the county sank even lower.   The place divided into winners and losers with not much in between.  .
2013-02-16 09:34:44 PM
1 votes:

mvl9591: Since when is 1200 square feet small?
My garage is 22' by 32' . Where do you kep all your stuff?


Why do you need that much stuff?  People tend to get as much stuff as their space will hold, and don't use most of it anyway.
2013-02-16 09:10:23 PM
1 votes:
Since when is 1200 square feet small?
2013-02-16 09:06:03 PM
1 votes:
They should  just move to Long Island where the power grid gets knocked out every time there is a slight breeze...
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2013-02-16 08:58:18 PM
1 votes:

Ryker's Peninsula: please log in?
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What the hell is going on here anymore?


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2013-02-16 08:58:02 PM
1 votes:

HotWingConspiracy: But faced with overpaying for a Brooklyn home that would barely contain a life with two young sons, they decided to look northward. "When we checked towns out," Ms. Miziolek recalled, "I saw some moms out in Hastings with their kids with tattoos. A little glimmer of Williamsburg!"

If these retards had left Brooklyn in the last decade or so this wouldn't have been surprising. You can't claim open-mindedness when you live in a farking bubble.

bears tattoos with his sons' names, Denim and Bowie,

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It gets worse...

FTA: He conducted a Google Maps street-view search of Westchester, and settled on Hastings for his family when he saw Subarus parked on the streets, not Lexus SUVs.

I am really hoping the article left out the parts where he did an extensive check of the area schools, transportation, taxes, distance to work... but I think I am overestimating their intellect on this one.
2013-02-16 08:45:20 PM
1 votes:
Jesus farking Christ, it ain't farking "fringe" anything.

Washing yourself in pickle juice while yelling Joan Baez lyrics is fringe, getting a tattoo is rebellious if your in high school.

Wanting to eat natural homegrown foods isn't rebellious, people have literally been doing it since the dawn of man.

Listening to obscure music and finding new acts isn't rebellious, again, literally everyone who turned 18 has done this.
2013-02-16 08:06:57 PM
1 votes:

ronaprhys: Solid State Vittles: Yes, darn having everything within walking distance, such a pain in the ass.

Yeah - walking distance.  Great excuse for overpaying like hell for a 400ft2apartment that you'll never own.  Whereas out here, away from The City, any idiot with a decent job can own an actual house, with a yard, that's 6 times as large.  And, oddly enough, pay maybe 1/4 of what you're paying for your shoebox.


So let's go over again why The Suburbs are so cheap compared to cities...

/ More people want to live in The City
// I grew up in the suburbs, doing my best to avoid inflicting that hell on any child I may have
2013-02-16 07:59:17 PM
1 votes:

ronaprhys: Whereas out here, away from The City, any idiot with a decent job can own an actual house, with a yard, that's 6 times as large. And, oddly enough, pay maybe 1/4 of what you're paying for your shoebox.


Yeah, I don't "get" the whole concept of using your apartment to sleep in and going and chilling at cool places that people in the 'burbs watch on TV, either. Let's you and me drive 20 minutes to a strip mall and get some Dominoes pizza or splurge and get some Olive Garden at the mall 30 minutes from here.
2013-02-16 07:40:35 PM
1 votes:

ronaprhys: Wait - you mean to tell me idiot hipsters finally realized something everyone knows?  That living in a city is over-priced, inconvenient, and that bragging to your friends about how trendy you is over-rated?

Well, color me shocked.


All my hipster friends who live in NYC live in Queens or the Bronx.  For some odd reason, any description of the Brooklyn crowd always seemed to be Kids Having Fun With Mom and Dad's Money and/or Connections and hence embodying only the most f--king irritating things about "hipster" culture.

/shrug
2013-02-16 07:33:44 PM
1 votes:
Sounds like Stapleton
2013-02-16 07:33:19 PM
1 votes:
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2013-02-16 07:30:18 PM
1 votes:
Whoever came up with the word "Hipsturbia" should be tar and feathered.
2013-02-16 07:28:43 PM
1 votes:
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