A List of Online Insults That Didn’t Actually Hurt Our Feelings 

A few issues ago we presented our Brooklyn Neighborhood Power Rankings, a highly subjective list of the places in Brooklyn we like best. Not surprisingly, our choices created a fair amount of fury, most of which was realized in the comment section. Our chief critics claimed old-school Brooklynite status and aimed their vitriol at us, the so-called hipster-gentrifiers. As the insults piled up, we realized that most of the negatives we were being accused of symbolizing were actually things we REALLY LIKE. Forthwith, some of the awful signifiers we—the hipster-gentrifiers—are guilty of valuing.


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