Tag: hipsters

  • Synchronicity?

    Maybe just coincidence and not some kind of mind-meld, but two days before I decided to start chronicling my experience as a gentrifier-slightly-uneasy-about-gentrifying, another Crown Heights blog appears covering similar ground. Keep your eye on Hipster Safari.

  • Clarification or maybe correction

    Crown Heights and Beyond made a smart observation that applies to my post the other day: Sometimes I wonder if we were not talking about hipsters, how well these comments would fly. I feel it’s deceptively hard to come up with a good definition for “hipster,” but somewhere in that definition gentrification would have to…

  • The Hipster Infestation Begins

    When Jason and I moved into Crown Heights a year ago, it was always surprising to see another white person in the neighborhood. ┬áThere’s a strong Jewish (Hassidic? I’m kind of embarrassed not to know) presence in Crown Heights, but not in our neighborhood (we’re north of Eastern Parkway – they tend to be south…