Wednesday, September 26, 2012

In Your Face, Williamsburg: Regional Reactions to Forbes' Hipster Neighborhoods List

Posted By on Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 1:41 PM

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Williamsburg, Brooklyn!

"Despite the influx of hipsters and high-income sophisto professionals, Brooklyn is home to one of New York State’s poorest populations, with over one in five residents under the official poverty line, roughly 50 percent above the state average. This likely understates the problem since the cost of living in the borough is now the second-highest in the nation to Manhattan, surpassing even high-tone San Francisco. ... We need to learn not only how to hype “hip” cities, but think about how to restore them as aspirational places for those who aren’t members of the privileged and cool set." — From "The Hollow Boom Of Brooklyn: Behind Veneer of Gentrification, Life Gets Worse For Many," posted by Forbes yesterday, a real downer

"There you have it folks. The Williamsburg hipster apocalypse according to Forbes." — BrooklynVegan

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