Sunday, December 2, 2007

From a posting on craigslist...

If NYC today was the same as it was in the 1980's, all these pasty white ugly ass nerdy hipsters and other outta state DORKS walking around Manhattan would be flooding the city's Intensive Care units with stab & gunshot wounds, cracked ribs, broken teeth, and other assault related injuries. But instead they're free to come here, unchallenged by anyone, to drive up our prices ($2000 STUDIO apartments??????) so abnormally that the native NY'ers are fleeing to live under the rocks that these freaks crawled out of to live here in NYC. I hope the immigrants in NYC's surrounding boroughs realize that while these nerds (disguised as hipsters) walk around their neighborhoods smiling at them like retards as if they love their culture (which they really might), they are there to crush & destroy the neighborhood they've spent decades building. To crush the small ethnic cafes and replace them with Starbucks and bars that charge $5, $10 or more for a Corona. They are there to steal their neighborhood from them. Ironic that individually, they probably move into the neighborhood because of it's character, as they started doing over 10 years ago in the Lower East Side and Alphabet City, but then as more & more follow, and the neighborhood's natives get driven out by kids armed with trust funds and over-educated dorks, the neighborhood becomes a "Little Boise" or "Little Little Rock" and loses the character that once made it what it was. Listen to me people of the outer boroughs - look at Manhattan as an example...


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Matt R. Horon said...

You really think that "pasty white ugly ass nerdy hipsters" are driving up rent?

No they aren't. It's the influx of rich professionals in the service industry from every demographic that move to NYC for it's unmatched culture, job oppurtunities, and lifestyle. Throw in that NYC has always attracted the best foreign immigrants as well as domestic -- and you've got a real estate crunch.

"Hipsters" are only a small part of a huge amount of people competing for a small amount of space.

It's shortsighted to backlash against "hipsters", when in fact NYC's position as the foremost American city to live in is driving up rent.

Hipsters don't bring Starbucks, baby strollers and bougie stores -- young professional couples do. Those people can't afford to live in Manhattan anymore and even parts of Brooklyn -- so they move to new places that meet their requirements for amenities -- such as schools, shopping choices, commute time, and safety.

Sunset park is a 30 minute commute to Midtown, is relatively safe, and has nice perks -- of course rent is going up.

Anger can lead to change, but angry misdirected is energy wasted.

Sunset Park Autonomous Zone said...

I didn't write the posting and I agree with some of your criticisms but I still think it is funny as hell.
I found it on another site, which gives me a chuckle from time to time.

Sunset Park Autonomous Zone said...

Being close to the subway is convenient when 1. the freakin trains run and 2. you can freakin get on them during rush hour.
Me, angry?