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2013-03-04 06:17:07 AM  
Shouldn't they move home to the Midwest?
 
2013-03-04 08:13:33 AM  
Those people are way too rich to be hipsters. He's just a douche who thinks elbow patches are cool.
 
2013-03-04 08:14:25 AM  
Anxiously waiting for the Powers Boothe photo...
 
2013-03-04 08:16:19 AM  
They've got plenty of time
 
2013-03-04 08:16:49 AM  
I guess there wasn't enough crime in the suburbs, not real estate agents have to get in on the act. It won't take long for these people to get bored and form some sort of sex club there.
 
2013-03-04 08:18:42 AM  
Dear New Yorkers, please turn back while you can. You really don't want to live in dirty jersey.

/too  many already
 
2013-03-04 08:22:03 AM  

AlwaysRightBoy: Dear New Yorkers, please turn back while you can. You really don't want to live in dirty jersey.

/too  many already


Ha! This! fark off back to your own state.

Honestly though, 40,000+ people moving to NJ from NY in 2011, that's ridiculous. I live in Central Jersey, same town I grew up in. Before my daughter was born, we were living in Jersey City, right on the water. My advice to any of you is, don't look to buy a house until your kid is walking or you have a 2nd kid, if you don't have to.
 
2013-03-04 08:25:59 AM  
Well... they've already ruined the Jersey shore, why not go for the rest of the state?
 
2013-03-04 08:27:33 AM  
Whenever I read the relevant numbers, I am mystified how anybody can afford to live in NYC.
 
2013-03-04 08:34:31 AM  
holy fark !!! that mid article pic of them worshiping their screeming little biatch on the leather stool made me want to rip the arms off the next kid or parent i see !!
 
2013-03-04 08:36:44 AM  

jso2897: Whenever I read the relevant numbers, I am mystified how anybody can afford to live in NYC.


Financial adviser at Morgan Stanley helps. Though I have a friend in Brooklyn who gets by as a waitress and there's no trust fund involved. If anything her rural Georgia family gets money from her.
 
2013-03-04 08:37:11 AM  
I just watched the new episode of 'girls' last night. Even with a roommate I don't understand how the fat ugly girl can afford to live in NYC? She works part time at a coffee place.

Also, I can't believe how many guys in NYC are willing to fark her.
 
2013-03-04 08:42:52 AM  

illannoyin: I just watched the new episode of 'girls' last night. Even with a roommate I don't understand how the fat ugly girl can afford to live in NYC? She works part time at a coffee place.

Also, I can't believe how many guys in NYC are willing to fark her.


if you must waste your time on TV, why the hell are you watching shows with fat ugly girls ?
 
2013-03-04 08:47:34 AM  
People from Boston area have been doing this for YEARS by moving up to NH.

Southern NH is starting to look like Northern Mass, at least in the more ubran areas of the state. Yet they still continue to work in Mass.

I know this via the fact that I have seen a massive increase in the ammount of traffic along the I-93 & 128 corradors.

/ Is a truck driver & knows a bit about traffic patterns
 
2013-03-04 08:57:22 AM  
young 20's - I'm moving to Manhattan and going to make it!

upper 20'3 / lower 30's - hell with this, I've met someone and we're going to start the perfect life together in Brooklyn!

upper 30's - I have no idea who anyone is anymore and none of our friends want to go out to the bars anymore, let's move to Jersey!

/rinse, repeat
 
2013-03-04 09:13:01 AM  

swankywanky: young 20's - I'm moving to Manhattan and going to make it!

upper 20'3 / lower 30's - hell with this, I've met someone and we're going to start the perfect life together in Brooklyn!

upper 30's - I have no idea who anyone is anymore and none of our friends want to go out to the bars anymore, let's move to Jersey!

/rinse, repeat


Pretty much this. All covered in Avenue Q. I'm at the stage where I want to move to central / southern Jersey, buy 3-5 acres and deal with the commute.
 
2013-03-04 09:20:01 AM  
Jersey has always been cool, the nyers and wannabes from the midwest don't have any self esteem and use lame jokes as their pick me up.
 
2013-03-04 09:22:56 AM  
Here's some unsolicited advice for people looking to do what this article states, in suburban NJ or suburban anywhere:

Don't buy the house, buy into the town.

Yes you can afford a nicer house in a lesser town, but you will regret it.  Buy into the towns with the best schools and a vibrant downtown.  Stay out of "bedroom communities".  They are a slow death.

Believe it or not, you can have a somewhat urbane life in the NJ suburbs if you choose well.

/ I miss my life in Manhattan, but much less than I thought I would
 
2013-03-04 09:24:46 AM  
Go away.
www.frigginshirts.com
 
2013-03-04 09:32:21 AM  
Isn't this a repeat from when a huge number of Jewish and Italian folks left Brooklyn for New Jersey? I also live in Central NJ. The good thing about that influx are all the awesome Italian restaurants and Jewish delis. I don't mind the hipsters, but wonder, what kind of food will they bring me?
 
2013-03-04 09:37:39 AM  
unfarkingbelievable:  I don't mind the hipsters, but wonder, what kind of food will they bring me?

Easy. Obscure beers. Bleeding edge overpriced resturants, and maybe a fun oddball or two.

Just watch out for "updated diner food." Diner food should be tweaked (like say venison meatloaf) but not reinvented.
 
2013-03-04 09:38:53 AM  

TonnageVT: AlwaysRightBoy: Dear New Yorkers, please turn back while you can. You really don't want to live in dirty jersey.

/too  many already

Ha! This! fark off back to your own state.

Honestly though, 40,000+ people moving to NJ from NY in 2011, that's ridiculous. I live in Central Jersey, same town I grew up in. Before my daughter was born, we were living in Jersey City, right on the water. My advice to any of you is, don't look to buy a house until your kid is walking or you have a 2nd kid, if you don't have to.


New Yorkers are idiot Obama-holics. They fill their home with high taxes and ridiculous laws until it is an unlivable crime-ridden cesspool. Then the flee to New Jersey, Florida and northern Virginia to ruin those places too. They are like cockroaches.
 
2013-03-04 09:42:43 AM  

unfarkingbelievable: Isn't this a repeat from when a huge number of Jewish and Italian folks left Brooklyn for New Jersey? I also live in Central NJ. The good thing about that influx are all the awesome Italian restaurants and Jewish delis. I don't mind the hipsters, but wonder, what kind of food will they bring me?


$17 grilled-cheese sandwiches.  A side of kettle-cooked rutabaga chips is extra.
 
2013-03-04 09:43:30 AM  

Hopman: unfarkingbelievable:  I don't mind the hipsters, but wonder, what kind of food will they bring me?

Easy. Obscure beers. Bleeding edge overpriced resturants, and maybe a fun oddball or two.

Just watch out for "updated diner food." Diner food should be tweaked (like say venison meatloaf) but not reinvented.


Since when is PBR obscure?  I thought it was just crappy.
 
2013-03-04 09:47:24 AM  

Tat'dGreaser: Those people are way too rich to be hipsters. He's just a douche who thinks elbow patches are cool.


What are you crazy?  Elbow patches has been the coolest thing since the 80's.  We should do whatever this man does because elbow patches.

/elbow patches!
//this will too good if he is wearing penny loafers
///or better still corduroy pants             CORDUROY PANTS!
 
2013-03-04 09:59:12 AM  
Too many farking people around North Jersey/ NYC.  Go elsewhere, please.
 
2013-03-04 10:05:54 AM  
Anthony Bourdain will be inconsolable.
 
2013-03-04 10:06:20 AM  
I thought the hipsters already took over hoboken.
 
2013-03-04 10:11:07 AM  

Igor Jakovsky: I thought the hipsters already took over hoboken.


Started 10 years ago. I moved out in 2009.

It's all Hipsters, frat bros and annoying couples with kids (which I would be had I stayed).
 
2013-03-04 10:13:21 AM  
That house in the picture cost $800K - $1 million.  The property taxes are probably $30K a year.  The people in this story are not "hipsters", they are the 1%......."Financial adviser at Morgan Stanley",,,,,HELLO!

/1%
//Not hipsters
 
2013-03-04 10:21:34 AM  
I think this is a media plot to push the hipsters out of Brooklyn. There was just a story in the NYT a few weeks ago about Westchester becoming the new hipster refuge / haven.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/17/fashion/creating-hipsturbia-in-the -s uburbs-of-new-york.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&partner=rss&emc=rss&adxnnlx=1362 410444-j1W6E8WxGLxnjHopfbGfcg

In case the NYT article is behind a paid firewall, here's the gothamist revamping of it.

http://gothamist.com/2013/02/16/ny_times_trolls_brooklyn_hipsters_w. ph p
 
2013-03-04 10:33:52 AM  

Fissile: That house in the picture cost $800K - $1 million.  The property taxes are probably $30K a year.  The people in this story are not "hipsters", they are the 1%......."Financial adviser at Morgan Stanley",,,,,HELLO!

/1%
//Not hipsters


This.

It's also nothing new. Young, well off professionals with families have been moving towns like Montclair and Glen Ridge for short commutes into the city since Montclair and Glen Ridge were towns. Like since the 1890's when the train stations were built.

This article is stupid.
 
2013-03-04 10:36:03 AM  

Fissile: That house in the picture cost $800K - $1 million.  The property taxes are probably $30K a year.  The people in this story are not "hipsters", they are the 1%......."Financial adviser at Morgan Stanley",,,,,HELLO!

/1%
//Not hipsters


not 1%, top 20% maybe even top 15% but the top 1% folks are way beyond a mere million dollar home. Scary but true.
 
2013-03-04 10:37:46 AM  
Q  do you know how the hipster burned his tongue?
A  he drank coffee before it was cool
 
2013-03-04 10:49:17 AM  

llevrok: Q  do you know how the hipster burned his tongue?
A  he drank coffee before it was cool


Hipsters drink ice coffee.
 
2013-03-04 10:50:56 AM  

organizmx: Fissile: That house in the picture cost $800K - $1 million.  The property taxes are probably $30K a year.  The people in this story are not "hipsters", they are the 1%......."Financial adviser at Morgan Stanley",,,,,HELLO!

/1%
//Not hipsters

This.

It's also nothing new. Young, well off professionals with families have been moving towns like Montclair and Glen Ridge for short commutes into the city since Montclair and Glen Ridge were towns. Like since the 1890's when the train stations were built.

This article is stupid.


also, Maplewood and Westfield
 
2013-03-04 10:51:51 AM  

Fissile: That house in the picture cost $800K - $1 million.  The property taxes are probably $30K a year.  The people in this story are not "hipsters", they are the 1%......."Financial adviser at Morgan Stanley",,,,,HELLO!

/1%
//Not hipsters


Actually looked it up. They paid $1.32 mill for the house, and you were spot on: $30,000 a year in taxes.

Well done sir.
 
2013-03-04 11:00:07 AM  
Reading material for the 30 year old hipster:

i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-04 11:01:50 AM  

organizmx: Fissile: That house in the picture cost $800K - $1 million.  The property taxes are probably $30K a year.  The people in this story are not "hipsters", they are the 1%......."Financial adviser at Morgan Stanley",,,,,HELLO!

/1%
//Not hipsters

Actually looked it up. They paid $1.32 mill for the house, and you were spot on: $30,000 a year in taxes.

Well done sir.


================

$2,500 per month in property taxes alone.......like I said, these people are not hipsters.
 
2013-03-04 11:04:47 AM  

Fissile: $2,500 per month in property taxes alone.......like I said, these people are not hipsters.


Depends on how much their trust fund pay out
 
2013-03-04 11:07:12 AM  
They can put whatever face they want on it, but the fact remains they packed up and joined the White Flight just like their parents did decades ago. But they will never admit it.

Just more in a long line of people defeated by this city. Next!!!
 
2013-03-04 11:10:05 AM  

LemSkroob: They can put whatever face they want on it, but the fact remains they packed up and joined the White Flight just like their parents did decades ago. But they will never admit it.

Just more in a long line of people defeated by this city. Next!!!


So, what you are saying is "the city defeats white people at a higher rate than other races?"
 
2013-03-04 11:26:26 AM  

uber humper: LemSkroob: They can put whatever face they want on it, but the fact remains they packed up and joined the White Flight just like their parents did decades ago. But they will never admit it.

Just more in a long line of people defeated by this city. Next!!!

So, what you are saying is "the city defeats white people at a higher rate than other races?"


===============

If you look at the Census figures for 2010, you'll see that it's the black population that's being defeated in NYC.  The percentage of whites declined by the smallest amount since the end of WWII, and actually increased in Manhattan.   The percentage of hispanics increased, while the percentage of blacks decreased.  The real big winners are Asians, their percentage of NYC's population is exploding.
 
2013-03-04 11:32:45 AM  

uber humper: LemSkroob: They can put whatever face they want on it, but the fact remains they packed up and joined the White Flight just like their parents did decades ago. But they will never admit it.

Just more in a long line of people defeated by this city. Next!!!

So, what you are saying is "the city defeats white people at a higher rate than other races?"


The "New York is my playground and my life will be just like it is on TV" whites, yes.

Typically, the other races that move here (asians, middle eastern, hispanics) know it takes hard work to make a living and aren't here "for the life experience"
 
2013-03-04 11:33:18 AM  

organizmx: Fissile: That house in the picture cost $800K - $1 million.  The property taxes are probably $30K a year.  The people in this story are not "hipsters", they are the 1%......."Financial adviser at Morgan Stanley",,,,,HELLO!

/1%
//Not hipsters

This.

It's also nothing new. Young, well off professionals with families have been moving towns like Montclair and Glen Ridge for short commutes into the city since Montclair and Glen Ridge were towns. Like since the 1890's when the train stations were built.

This article is stupid.


When my brother was still working for Morgan Stanley (go fig) as an art director he and his wife decided what would have been the best possible time to get a house in Maplewood and the two of them would take the train into NYC while their twins would enjoy quiet suburban existence. Seriously, their neighborhood is lousy with transplanted hipsters from Brooklyn.

/when I call him a hipster I mean my brother had been a hipster since the 80s and wearing the NASA horn rimmed glasses way before they were cool.
//off to find that photo of him looking like an extra from RENT like 5 years before the play took place...
 
2013-03-04 11:35:49 AM  

organizmx: Fissile: That house in the picture cost $800K - $1 million.  The property taxes are probably $30K a year.  The people in this story are not "hipsters", they are the 1%......."Financial adviser at Morgan Stanley",,,,,HELLO!

/1%
//Not hipsters

Actually looked it up. They paid $1.32 mill for the house, and you were spot on: $30,000 a year in taxes.

Well done sir.


So they have 1 kid and 6 bedrooms.  Not saying they can't spend the money they way they want, but I wonder if they are renting out to folks??
 
2013-03-04 11:36:37 AM  

LemSkroob: uber humper: So, what you are saying is "the city defeats white people at a higher rate than other races?"

The "New York is my playground and my life will be just like it is on TV" whites, yes.


Aside from my just mentioned brother and SIL and a handful of other young white professionals I know moving to the suburbs the decision mostly had to do with floor space, green space and school districts. I think you'll likely see a dis proportioned number of young white professionals with kids moving out to the suburbs vs. young white professionals without.
 
2013-03-04 11:38:03 AM  

LemSkroob: uber humper: LemSkroob: They can put whatever face they want on it, but the fact remains they packed up and joined the White Flight just like their parents did decades ago. But they will never admit it.

Just more in a long line of people defeated by this city. Next!!!

So, what you are saying is "the city defeats white people at a higher rate than other races?"

The "New York is my playground and my life will be just like it is on TV" whites, yes.

Typically, the other races that move here (asians, middle eastern, hispanics) know it takes hard work to make a living and aren't here "for the life experience"


===============

You just described my family....refugees from Eastern Europe who came over after WWII.  New York is where one of my uncles jumped ship in 1940, the rest came to NYC later because my uncle was already here.   They were just looking to survive.
 
2013-03-04 11:41:50 AM  
The people in the photograph don't match the people in the headline.
 
2013-03-04 11:43:39 AM  

KatjaMouse: LemSkroob: uber humper: So, what you are saying is "the city defeats white people at a higher rate than other races?"

The "New York is my playground and my life will be just like it is on TV" whites, yes.

Aside from my just mentioned brother and SIL and a handful of other young white professionals I know moving to the suburbs the decision mostly had to do with floor space, green space and school districts. I think you'll likely see a dis proportioned number of young white professionals with kids moving out to the suburbs vs. young white professionals without.


The city is a great place to be a young adult (20s). When older it's not. I don't see the quality of life. I also can't imagine bringing up a kid in that environment, that's no place to be a kid. It should be considered child abuse.
 
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