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My Town Has Been Listed As The Newest Hipster-Ville

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Joe Strummer, Oct 3, 2014.

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  1. Joe Strummer

    Joe Strummer VIP Whale

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    Actually, it is being compared with Brooklyn,NY -
    which was declared "Hipster" a decade ago.
    Well.....
    According to the article - artists + hipsters are leaving Brooklyn
    because it's becoming unaffordable now that it's so trendy.
    Artists + musicians ( Pete Seeger + friends ) have been a part of my town
    for years.
    Now "Brooklyn" is moving north....looking for lofts...and hip rivertowns......apparently.
    *
    The next day after reading this article -
    I'm at the local park in the kiddy playground.
    My son starts playing w/ the only other kid at the swings -
    i have a conversation w/ the young mother and
    she says "I don't know the area that well......my husband + I
    just moved in a couple months ago."
    I said, "Oh ?....from where did you move ?"
    "BROOKLYN" was her answer.
    *
    Well.......
    I hope my townhouse value increases ?:wave:
     
  2. lithium78

    lithium78 High-Roller

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    The NYC real estate market has gotten absolutely ridiculous and has far outpaced people's wages, so all the "bohemians" aka "normal Millennials making 21st century pay" are being pushed out to surrounding towns now. We are going to see a ton of gentification in the coming decades. If you already own real estate, you are going to make out like a bandit with increasing real estate value. If you don't already own real estate, it's really a problem.
     
  3. Breeze147

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    So what is your town?
     
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    bardolator Lifelong Low Roller

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    Yeah, Paulie and I wanna go two towns north of there and make a real killing.
     
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    It's north of Brooklyn, he gave us that clue.
     
  6. BCMike

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    I was going to say, sounds like Austin LOL
     
  7. Joe Strummer

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    "I'm up the river !...a few years......see ?"
    ( think James Cagney speaking)
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    Up the Hudson River from NYC -
    Any river towns north of the Bear Mtn Bridge seem to
    be coming trendy.
    Beacon,Newburgh,Hudson,Trivoli,etc.
    Gentrification of the old factory buildings is taking place --
    Real Estate agents are lovin' it.
     
  8. LolaDoggie

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    Nothing pisses off a hipster like out hipstering them. Do it up man! They'll move along quick enough.
     
  9. dmr

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    I left Brooklyn many years ago. It's amazing how it's changed. When I left (Beame era) things were getting downright scary! I swore that I would not be another Kitty Genovese! (Yeah, I know, that was Queens, but still ...) :(

    Then all of a sudden Williamsburg, which was very seedy at the time, turned oh-so-hip almost overnight. Hipsters are now pushing north into "Greenpernt", and out into Bushwick. And, as you say, up the river as well. :)

    My old neighborhood (Kensington-Ditmas) was one of the most stable back then and from what I heard has not been californicated or hipserized yet, but the rent creep has definitely invaded the area.

    Oh well, so it goes ... (and so do I). :)
     
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