A lot of trendy places within these borders, though, have burned out recently — and to some extent that’s just proved a valuable lesson. When watering holes go belly up, chances are so-called hipsters really aren’t using them.
So we decided to put to the test a theory with which StreetEasy has discussed a lot lately: all it takes is one particularly noteworthy stalwart to make a neighborhood cool.
To reach our hypothesis, we sought out a number of reviews (both positive and negative) from residents of the locations described in these pages. Then we asked an anthropologist, social anthropologist and consultant to the entertainment industry at Olive Arch Inc., Louise Nye, to fill us in. We came up with a shortlist of addresses which StreetEasy’s data suggested might actually be worth the hype.
Below, we pick out our favorite spots which just might be worthy of an “alternative upscale hipster home” in New York’s so-called alternative upscale hipster neighborhood.
NOTE: To work out if an address is hipster or not, make sure you have a hyperbolic user headline: “Area is officially hipster” instead of “Area is insanely hipster” or “Area is kinda hipster” — in other words, trying to claim that an area is more “hipster” than an area not hipster is sort of like trying to claim that a family bar is “really family-friendly” instead of “actually family-friendly.”
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