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America's most hipster cities
Thrillist ^ | November 7, 2013 | Jimmy Im

Posted on 07/28/2014 12:09:01 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

While New Yorkers like to think of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, as the epicenter of the American hipster, it's hardly the only place in the country where vegan, handlebar-mustachioed trustafarians ride their single-speeds to nanobreweries inside organic farm-to-table restaurants inside abandoned artist lofts tricked out with rooftop gardens where they grow only kale. Pretty much any US city, short of maybe Birmingham, AL, has some elements/neighborhoods of hipster culture at this point (you really just need a fixed-gear bike shop, right?), but these 10 cities are vying for the title of hipster-est. Behind Williamsburg, of course....

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Food; Music/Entertainment; Travel
KEYWORDS: food; hippies; hipsters; restaurants
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1 posted on 07/28/2014 12:09:01 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Portland and Seattle both have lots of these people.


2 posted on 07/28/2014 12:28:02 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cities to Avoid?


3 posted on 07/28/2014 12:28:57 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I didn’t see Tempe or Tucson, AZ.


4 posted on 07/28/2014 12:36:01 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: GeronL
Cities to Avoid?

Southgate, California. Guadalupe, Arizona. Tijuana, Mexico.

5 posted on 07/28/2014 12:37:34 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Detroit, Washington DC, New York City, Boston.


6 posted on 07/28/2014 12:50:40 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Hampden section of Baltimore? One of the few remaining white enclaves in the city, it used to be solid working-class. Now being gentrified and old run-down row houses with postage-stamp backyards are going for $300K and 8% city property taxes. Accompanying that are horrible city schools, just as a bonus.


7 posted on 07/28/2014 1:08:30 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Rummyfan

Do hipsters have children? If not, then the quality of the school system is irrelevant.


8 posted on 07/28/2014 2:00:23 AM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: Cincinatus
NOT Detroit. I cannot wait to move there.

And Seattle is cool, sorry.

9 posted on 07/28/2014 2:52:15 AM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: Cincinatus

Chicago is the city I would avoid like the plague.


10 posted on 07/28/2014 2:52:40 AM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I gag on all of them. I nominate Charlottesville Virginia to the gag list.


11 posted on 07/28/2014 3:10:38 AM PDT by Wage Slave
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No Burlington, Vermont?


12 posted on 07/28/2014 3:15:39 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t get Williamsburg. It still looks poor to me. It’s an old factory town and a lot of those factories aren’t renovated. I will say the Jewish section of Williamsburg is amazing - but not hip - more like the 1950s.

Williamsburg was the setting for A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - and it looks pretty much the same to me.


13 posted on 07/28/2014 3:27:21 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: USNBandit

Seattle just banned Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Mikado” because it’s raciiiiiiiiiiiiiist.


14 posted on 07/28/2014 3:28:35 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: MarMema

I could have lunch at Duke’s Clam Chowder Emporium three times a week.


15 posted on 07/28/2014 5:10:53 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Rebelbase; Lee'sGhost

I just knew Asheville, NC would be on the list.

Some years back, the NC Republican Party held their convention in that hive of hirsute hippies. I did attend, but was baffled by the party’s choice of that town. To say we were not welcomed with open arms is an understatement.


16 posted on 07/28/2014 5:19:05 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: GeronL
I'm glad that someone compiled this list for me, so that I know which cities to avoid like the plague. I strongly dislike hipster toolbags.

Regarding the list...I had the misfortune of spending some time in Oakland, CA. What a dump. Other than a (very) small area around "Jack London Square", it's a cesspool. Not safe, no how, no way.

17 posted on 07/28/2014 6:39:31 AM PDT by wbill
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To: miss marmelstein

Wonder if Seattle would allow a showing of the old movie TERROR OF THE TONGS with Christopher Lee as the Fu Manchu type character.


18 posted on 07/28/2014 6:49:36 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

No, they wouldn’t. Fascistis are on the march in Seattle. Too bad - I always wanted to visit.

Interestingly, it was a NYC opera station WQXR that reported this outrage.


19 posted on 07/28/2014 7:32:08 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Austin is full of these loses.


20 posted on 07/28/2014 8:30:01 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Constitution Day

On the other hand, it’s good for free entertainment. Pull up a bench and watch the freaks walk by. Try not to laugh too hard.


21 posted on 07/28/2014 11:08:53 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost ("Just look at the flowers, Lizzie. Just look at the flowers.")
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To: miss marmelstein
Wonder what other movies will make them foam at the mouth?

Genghis Khan? Omar Sharif as Genghis, James Mason as the Chinese ambassador, Robert Morley as the Chinese Emperor?

55 Days at Peking? Flora Robson (Queen Elizabeth in older movies) as the Dowager Empress Tzu-Hsi?

Two Rode Together? Woody Strode as a Comanche warrior Stone Calf. That one alone should give them the fits! An African American playing a Comanche. Just calling out the names of such movies might make them hyperventilate themselves to death!

22 posted on 07/28/2014 5:29:28 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Oh, the list of movies to be suppressed is endless. They’ll also have to burn all the videotapes of Buddy Hackett doing his Chinese waiter routine while wearing a rubber band around his eyes and head, lol.


23 posted on 07/28/2014 5:43:41 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: jmcenanly
Do hipsters have children?

So far all observations indicate that Julia and Pajama Boy are unable to procreate....

24 posted on 07/28/2014 5:45:31 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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