I see white people.
Not sure if the pictures are supposed to make these somewhat accomplished young artists look angry, angsty, or artsy, but I don't envy any of them. You can have your artists, I'll take my family and non-artistic contributions to society any day.
I feel like this is a list that is hyper focused on people who do 'cool' things that are self promoting or 'artistic'. Where is the space for people who do science research, work on non-profits, or do other volunteer initiatives? Are individuals pursuing other careers not interesting enough to be interviewed for this publication?
As a fellow Irish person and a great advocate of couchsurfing - having hosted and couchsurfered on many occasions, I have nothing but good things to say about couchsurfing. As I read through your article, I expected that you would have left after your first night of 'hell' as you would see it, but no, you went back to stay 2 more nights. Really, I would appreciate if you would not use couchsurfing as a punchbag for your lack of taking responsibility for your own actions. After all Peter, I always learnt that in life, if we're not happy with something, we empower ourselves by changing it. Perhaps you would like to pen an article on this topic!
As for couchsurfing, I again reiterate to all of those out there who are contemplating joining it - PLEASE do. You will meet the most amazing people and will have wonderful nourishing experiences.
@JOR It'd be sorta poor form to make a list of cool, successful people and just pick ourselves, but thank you anyway!
Where's Kirstin Iversen and Virginia K. Smith?
Too fast, too furious? lol
If this piece was supposed to have humor, I missed something. It's a damn Pixar movie. Dramatic Structure 101 - conflict between the protagonist and the antagonist unravels, with the protagonist winning or losing against the antagonist. The falling action typically containing a moment of final suspense, in which the final outcome of the conflict is in doubt. Sadly your article's analysis is skewed. How about writing us something entertaining. A high brow piece about, say how hipsters have aggressive emotional unavailability and that their lifestyle reveals a subtle sadness suffused by their ironically poor taste in clothing.
Hey thoughtful article but you sure dug deep to get this out of it.. My daughter didnt excel at soccer. She loved to play but she realized it wasnt for her and so she stopped but she stopped at peace with the decision and moved on to something she could be better at. I kind of disagree with your premise.. Sometimes you have to know what your good at and when to hand in the towel at something your not,
The residential highway block is 17th street between 6th and 7th avenue. Not 4th and 5th.
you asshole hipsters need to go back from where you came from. all this was here long before you got here and will be here long after you are hopefully gone. by the way tennis court is not a pun, one of the oldest tennis clubs sits right on the side of the large apartment building at the end of the street.
Geographically,South Brooklyn would be the southern most part of Brooklyn which would be The Verrazano Bridge located in Bay Ridge..Check your maps!!..
Hi-larious and poignant
Oh my, what a wanker !!! Sorry world, I feel I have to apologise for my fellow Northern Irish TWAT.
"Tourists, like neo-liberals, are all for doing more with less......Parsimonious traveler that I am, New York’s vertiginous hotel prices long kept me away".
F$%£ Me, in the first paragraph I already know you're an absolute dickhead. It's a review of a free accommodation experience your writing, not of a Dostoevsky novel.
OK, you've had a bad experience but, in fairness, you don't sound like the type of person who should have been there in the first place. Try using your 'big words' for something a bit more useful...like talking your girlfriend into staying with you after cheaping out on a trip to New York...lol
I guess I'm surprised Lisa Cooley didn't ream you out for categorizing her as a middle tier gallery. Pretty heady stuff from that white cube.
Yes, you heard right. The Jefferson L stop is the most dangerous stop in Brooklyn. And, of course, you also know that Brooklyn is the most dangerous place in the Western Hemisphere. Seriously.. Troutman Street? Almost everyone I know, men and women, that was foolish enough to walk around Troutman St was raped and murdered there. Is the mac and cheese worth YOUR LIFE? It's much safer in NJ, Long Island or Ohio. Save yourself.
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