How We Live Now
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It has been a long time coming, creeping ever closer with each new luxury condo and $8 million townhouse sale, every $17 bowl of ramen, $10 latte and cup of cold-pressed beet-and-kale juice, but now the end is finally upon us: Brooklyn is over. Done. Finished. Brooklyn as brand has overtaken Brooklyn as place, turning itself over fully to the project that was always its greatest work in the first place: the cultivation of a luxury lifestyle.
The Eight-Day Week
More and more male New Yorkers desperate for that lumberjack look are going under the knife to sport stylish stubble. Read More
If you’re getting married but the words “wedding expo” instantly give you cold feet, head over to Williamsburg (but of course) for hipster nuptial fest Lovesick Expo, “a wedding event for the cool at heart” brought to you by famed alterna-site Offbeat Bride and Lovesick Inc. Indie vendors include event planners, photographers and caterers, but you’ll also find burlesque dancers, circus performers, handcrafted and eco-friendly items, Mixtape: A Cover Band for Hipsters, sex toy store Babeland, cookie company FattyCakesNY (if you ever needed a clue that this isn’t your average bid to brides, this name is it). Same-sex couples welcome.
What are you waiting for? Go get your locally-sourced granola before it’s all gone! Read More
The New York Post had this amazing article about the new Bushwick luxury lofts (“for artists”), CastleBraid, today. Apparently, some hipsters are mad about other hipsters moving onto their turf. (Since it’s The Post, anyone who is in their twenties and living in Bushwick is considered a hipster…which is exactly right. Way to get one correct, The Post!)
Would it be ironic to vote for Bill de Blasio? Politicker isn’t quite sure but Mr. de Blasio, the city’s public advocate, is apparently hoping that’s the case.
The Brooklyn-based mayoral candidate tweeted out a photo of his younger, mullet-styled days earlier this afternoon with the tagline “Hipsters for de Blasio” to promote his latest fund-raiser: a meet-and-greet with Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro at Rosco’s Pizza on Franklin Avenue.
New York Times is Not on it
You’ve probably never heard of it.
In a world littered by the used copies of The New York Times, USA Today, and The New York Observer, an independent newsstand is taking a stand against traditional media.
It’s called “The Newsstand,” but since it’s in Williamsburg, it doesn’t sell much news. Independently published books, comics, erotica, and a record Read More
Ach, we really thought The New York Times was finally starting to get the picture with its April 28th piece, “Turning the Tables on the News Media Tease.” In it, Noam Cohen finally acknowledged the Twitter feed @NYTOnIt as being “prompted when a trend article from The New York Times seems too obvious or too generic.” Examples given in the article included “the arrival of fall, the use of staplers, and how night stands are becoming more crowded.”
Point duly noted, the Times seemed to be saying in this piece, showing that it was not above poking fun of its history of non-trend trend stories. But it turns out that the Grey Lady was merely blowing her media audience a raspberry, as Thursday’s Style section cover story is about…one man’s observations about Williamsburg. No, no catch, no angle: Just one guy, checking out the ‘burg to see what the big deal is and trying to blend in with the natives at Roberta’s. (Which still counts as Williamsburg, you know, metaphysically.) And yes, it’s supposed to be funny, which is probably the saddest part about this sad attempt that begins with–wait for it–the title:
Williamsburg You Ever Hear of It?
Those pesky hipsters are at it again, with their subversive non-weekday work schedules and socially destructive late night PBR-drinking, according to an article in the Daily News.
Bushwick’s Community Board 4 has taken a stand against Sunday sipping, according to the paper, by requesting that bar and restaurant owners stop selling alcohol Read More
We petition the 25,000 (plus/minus 24,986) hipsters living in the McKibbin Lofts trying to secede from the “Williamsburg” portion of their neighborhood’s title to:
Take a look at yourselves. Seriously, did you even read this petition before you self-righteously signed it with your artisanal ink well and ironic quill? Because we did: