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2014-01-29 02:36:50 PM  
I think it's fairly accurate for Cincinnati.  The up and coming area is the southern portion of Over-the-Rhine.  Clifton always has that type of atmosphere due to its proximity to UC.
 
2014-01-29 02:58:33 PM  
I don't think Pilsen is going to be the "next Bushwick" of Chicago.
 
2014-01-29 03:01:11 PM  
I am probably the most unhip person on the planet. I dress like an elderly person. I behave like an elderly person. Sometimes, I stand on the lawn and stare off into the distance after breakfast because I forgot who I was for a few hours.

I have no desire to be a hipster.
 
2014-01-29 03:49:04 PM  
On the list: Harrisburg, Pa.Downtown, Midtown (tie)

Um, I live there.  Those are gay people, not hipsters.  The hipsters are at the HMAC on 3rd & Herr at night.  It's my understanding that once the sun comes out, they turn into pine cones or something until the next evening when they reappear, slip into a pair of skinny pants and listen to horrible music again.
 
2014-01-29 04:09:40 PM  

RexTalionis: I am probably the most unhip person on the planet. I dress like an elderly person. I behave like an elderly person. Sometimes, I stand on the lawn and stare off into the distance after breakfast because I forgot who I was for a few hours.

I have no desire to be a hipster.


I've got some bad news for you, dude: You're a hipster.

The only person who isn't a hipster is the dude who submits all these "hipster" headlines.
 
2014-01-29 04:11:22 PM  

RexTalionis: I am probably the most unhip person on the planet. I dress like an elderly person. I behave like an elderly person. Sometimes, I stand on the lawn and stare off into the distance after breakfast because I forgot who I was for a few hours.

I have no desire to be a hipster.


You're a hipster.

You're just doing it intentionally instead of ironically.
 
2014-01-29 04:17:05 PM  
So, if I live in one of these places, does it make me a hipster more if I move or if I stay?
 
2014-01-29 04:25:24 PM  
Baltimore is hipster central, and I must say that they turned a scary ghetto into a ghetto with lots of art, music, and theater.
 
2014-01-29 04:32:31 PM  

vernonFL: Baltimore is hipster central, and I must say that they turned a scary ghetto into a ghetto with lots of art, music, and theater.


I actually know the area you're talking about.
 
2014-01-29 04:42:33 PM  
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THIS IS NOT... "HIPSTER."
 
2014-01-29 04:45:51 PM  
I haven't looked yet.  But I'm hoping it's my Orlando neighborhood.  Because it's named Williamsburg.
 
2014-01-29 04:49:59 PM  
Meh.  Fail.

Orlando
Thornton Park - Old people
Milk - Cows
Mills/50 area - Lesbians and dirt weed dealers
 
2014-01-29 04:51:08 PM  
Spenard?

Getting stabbed in the Koots parking lot is too mainstream.
 
2014-01-29 05:27:48 PM  

Doctor Funkenstein: On the list: Harrisburg, Pa.Downtown, Midtown (tie)

Um, I live there.  Those are gay people, not hipsters.  The hipsters are at the HMAC on 3rd & Herr at night.  It's my understanding that once the sun comes out, they turn into pine cones or something until the next evening when they reappear, slip into a pair of skinny pants and listen to horrible music again.


Gay people typically terraform an area and then it becomes  hipster central.  You are probably just in stage II of V
 
2014-01-29 05:48:27 PM  
I don't need a farking map to find them here in Austin. Just look outside.......
 
2014-01-29 05:48:40 PM  
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2014-01-29 05:49:01 PM  

RedPhoenix122: vernonFL: Baltimore is hipster central, and I must say that they turned a scary ghetto into a ghetto with lots of art, music, and theater.

I actually know the area you're talking about.


Several great bars in that neighbourhood (station north). I'm thinking of buying a house around there.
 
2014-01-29 05:50:11 PM  
Why would anyone want to be a hipster?
 
2014-01-29 05:53:27 PM  
What about Orange County, California?    I guess hipsters don't have enough money to live in Orange County.
 
2014-01-29 05:54:29 PM  

naughtyrev: I don't think Pilsen is going to be the "next Bushwick" of Chicago.


I just saw the map at the top of the article, and I thought that the B&W were for black hipsters and white hipsters. :/ I have no idea what a "Bushwick" or "Williamsburg" is.
 
2014-01-29 05:54:33 PM  
I thought that Temescal would outhip the Piedmont in Oakland.
 
2014-01-29 05:54:36 PM  
I have no idea what a williamsburg is, but if Oak Cliff in Dallas is it I'll stick with Lakewood and Denton.

I haven't been down to Deep Ellum since 2004-2005 for a KMFDM concert. At least not on purpose. I'm guessing it was dead on a tuesday for good reason.
 
2014-01-29 05:54:42 PM  
Westport in KCMO is cool, but all the galleries and pretentious restaurants are in the Crossroads district.
 
2014-01-29 05:54:47 PM  
Not wrong for Portland. I guess I just have an affinity for hip neighborhoods before they're hip
 
2014-01-29 05:54:55 PM  
Uptown, Minneapolis?  I can name plenty of other spots that have may more hipsters.  None of which are in St. Paul, which is why I love St. Paul.
 
2014-01-29 05:56:15 PM  
I'm so unhip I didn't know Williamsburg, VA was hip.
 
2014-01-29 05:57:00 PM  
Oak Cliff for Dallas? Yeah, right! Oak Cliff is the part of Dallas that you lock your car doors and pray you don't get stuck at a long red light.
 
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2014-01-29 05:57:17 PM  
Pshhh. Capitol Hill was hip when I lived there in the early 90s. New hipster areas are Georgetown and White Center.
 
2014-01-29 05:57:25 PM  
the hippest place in phoenix is WHEREVER I MAY TAPPIN' MY FEET, biatchES.  And that locale's bushwick?  MY BALLS
 
2014-01-29 05:58:40 PM  
Ahh crap, I live in a hipster neighborhood.
 
2014-01-29 05:59:23 PM  
Williamsburg hasn't been hipster in years.  It is nothing but expensive condos these days.
 
2014-01-29 06:00:41 PM  

wildcardjack: I have no idea what a williamsburg is, but if Oak Cliff in Dallas is it I'll stick with Lakewood and Denton.

I haven't been down to Deep Ellum since 2004-2005 for a KMFDM concert. At least not on purpose. I'm guessing it was dead on a tuesday for good reason.


I haven't been to Deep Ellum in years, either. But it's always been pretty dead every night except Friday and Saturday. At least since the late '90s.
 
2014-01-29 06:00:48 PM  
Wicker Park? I lived there 8 years ago.

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2014-01-29 06:01:46 PM  
Cleveland, Ohio   W -  Tremont   B -   Gordon Square, Ohio City (tie)

Pretty spot on, but watch for the emerging hipster culture over on the E. side in N. Collinwood, where a mister Danny Green got his house blowed up, back in the day.  Anchored by the Beachland Ballroom and a few über hip thrifties and vinyl merchants, its fast becoming THE place to get stared at like an idiot by lattè swilling 20 somethings spinning 45's while bent over their Macbook Air.
 
2014-01-29 06:02:45 PM  
More like artificial hip-ster
amirite
 
2014-01-29 06:03:02 PM  

skrame: naughtyrev: I don't think Pilsen is going to be the "next Bushwick" of Chicago.

I just saw the map at the top of the article, and I thought that the B&W were for black hipsters and white hipsters. :/ I have no idea what a "Bushwick" or "Williamsburg" is.


I think "Williamsburg" means "currently hip" and "Bushwick" is the next big thing.

I'd say they're right about Wicker Park being full-on hipster but people have been trying to make Pilsen an artist/hipster center for at least a decade and it's not taking. Humboldt Park is a better candidate although it's only because people want to live in Wicker Park, realize it's too expensive, and go a little west.
 
2014-01-29 06:03:43 PM  

naughtyrev: I don't think Pilsen is going to be the "next Bushwick" of Chicago.


The eastern part of Pilsen is Logan Square maybe 3 or 4 years ago, complete with a restaurant/bar complex by the same people as Logan's Longman & Eagle.  It's happening.
 
2014-01-29 06:03:45 PM  

Twitch Boy: Spenard?

Getting stabbed in the Koots parking lot is too mainstream.


I think they mean a 1 block area between Benson and Northern Lights.
 
2014-01-29 06:04:38 PM  
Willy Street? Yeah, that'd be it for Madison all right.
 
2014-01-29 06:05:42 PM  
My Denver vote goes to Broadway
 
2014-01-29 06:05:45 PM  
Yeah, I think they left a FEW neighborhoods off the list for DC, but those were the best choices.
 
2014-01-29 06:07:05 PM  

Joe Peanut: Williamsburg hasn't been hipster in years.  It is nothing but expensive condos these days.


Aren't hipsters rich brats who live on their parent's money and drive up rents?

http://diehipster.wordpress.com/
 
2014-01-29 06:07:06 PM  
Yeah but you have to be around hipsters. No thanks.
 
2014-01-29 06:07:28 PM  
For Vancouver how the hell does Yaletown rate as hipster?  Yaletown is full of yuppies in stratospherically priced, tiny condos.  In 10-20 years it will be a slum.  Gastown?  West half is swarming with tourists - east half is swarming with junkies.  Maybe it was hip in the 70s. Strathcona I'll give them. Still plenty of junkies and underage hookers but that just makes it sufficiently seedy to be underground cool. As for Commercial Drive being the "up and coming" area? Wtf? It's been the hipster part of town for the last 20 years. The only group it's up-and-coming with are the yuppies too poor to live in Yaletown.
 
2014-01-29 06:08:02 PM  
Ohio City is now mostly just 40ish yuppies who have run out of people to impress with their remodeled Victorian Italianate, turreted home with no f*cking driveway, btw.  There's some Jim Dandy food, over there, though, if you don't mind sitting next to cadres of barrel shaped soccer moms who minivan in from the burbs for the "atmosphere".
 
2014-01-29 06:09:49 PM  
Atlanta, Ga.East Atlanta, Little Five Points (tie)East Atlanta, Old Fourth Ward (tie)

Needs more Cabbagetown.
 
2014-01-29 06:11:37 PM  
Can the word "hipster" be purged from societies vocabulary?

Bored now
 
2014-01-29 06:18:29 PM  

the_end_is_rear: Can the word "hipster" be purged from societies vocabulary?


Hipster, as far as I can tell, just means "young, pretty and up to our tits in money we don't have to work for" with a great deal of their cultural iconography cribbed from either Time Life or Wikipedia.  I mean, that's not really a culture, it's a collection of schoolgirls all nattering about who bought this weeks' "correct" accessory.  The only cure is adulthood or sudden poverty.   :  )
 
2014-01-29 06:22:19 PM  

sigdiamond2000: RexTalionis: I am probably the most unhip person on the planet. I dress like an elderly person. I behave like an elderly person. Sometimes, I stand on the lawn and stare off into the distance after breakfast because I forgot who I was for a few hours.

I have no desire to be a hipster.

I've got some bad news for you, dude: You're a hipster.

The only person who isn't a hipster is the dude who submits all these "hipster" headlines.


I was calling myself unhip before everyone else was doing it.
 
2014-01-29 06:23:13 PM  

jigger: Joe Peanut: Williamsburg hasn't been hipster in years.  It is nothing but expensive condos these days.

Aren't hipsters rich brats who live on their parent's money and drive up rents?

http://diehipster.wordpress.com/


Some, yes.  But the first ones who had moved to Williamsburg were mostly artists.  Then the brats follow, followed by the rich folks, and the international investors who buy lots of old buildings, tear them down, and replace them with big aluminium and glass towers full of outrageously priced apartments.  Same thing happened in Soho, Tribeca, DUMBO, Long Island City, etc.  Where the poor artists move to, the rich kids want to follow, then the rich adults, and so on.  As my NYC History professor used to say:  Once you see lots of baby supply stores popping-up, that's no longer a hip neighborhood.
 
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