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The tastemakers over at the New York Times have deemed Bushwick, Brooklyn "the coolest place on the planet."
posted by four panels (26 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Even without the borked link, this is kind of a weak NYT blurb. -- cortex



 
I agree that MetaFilter is the coolest place on the planet, but I think your link is borked.
posted by Faint of Butt at 6:06 PM on July 18, 2010


Borklyn.
posted by Beardman at 6:08 PM on July 18, 2010 [3 favorites]


Yeah, like half of MeFi now needs a new pair of pants because their hipster-hate-ons just tore clean through the ones they're wearing.

Here's the link
posted by griphus at 6:09 PM on July 18, 2010


News Flash: well-to-do people in New York decide for everyone else that somewhere in New York is the coolest place on the planet.
posted by dunkadunc at 6:12 PM on July 18, 2010 [5 favorites]


The article says, "for those seeking the newest Bohemia, this neighborhood is arguably the coolest place on the planet." Coolest place on the planet- for those who want to be there. Every place on earth is the coolest place to somebody.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:12 PM on July 18, 2010 [2 favorites]


Sorry, correct link.
posted by four panels at 6:12 PM on July 18, 2010


Great. Now what do I do with all these I [cock] Williamsburg teeshirts?
posted by carsonb at 6:14 PM on July 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


Meanwhile, the Gunnison Country Times, the local paper in my hometown of Gunnison, Colorado, has deemed that gas station with the pinball machines down the alley from Cafe Silvestre in southwest Gunnison "the coolest place on the planet."
posted by koeselitz at 6:15 PM on July 18, 2010


Great. Now what do I do with all these I [cock] Williamsburg teeshirts?

Hold onto them until they become ironic I [cock] Williamsburg shirts.

I used to live in Bushwick. I don't remember it being that cool a couple of years ago.
posted by Mikey-San at 6:16 PM on July 18, 2010


Oh, my favorite Bushwick story ever:

I'm heading home from a party with a pair of friends of mine. We're on the train station, and there's two piss-drunk teenagers. Local Spanish kids. They're bugging everyone, leering at the girls, making everyone a little tense, etc. We've all been drunk at sixteen and know that there's a lot less restraint going on for doing dumb-ass shit

At some point a couple of 20somethings with bikes comes down and one of the teens just decks the guy in the back of the head. Not hard enough to drop him, but they get into a, well, "conversation." Bike-guy doesn't want to start shit, the puncher's friend is apologizing and the puncher is wildly flagellating between apologizing as well and trying to start shit.

Cue Olympia coming into the train station. Olympia, slim and in her mid 20s, was local too, and, at some point in her life, a guy. She comes down with two friends and we think "Shit. What's going to happen now?" Well. Some interesting stuff happens. Olympia comes right up to the kids harassing the guy and starts giving them the tongue-lash. "What the fuck do you think you're doing? This is grown people you messin' with!" The two kids start up again and she just knocks one to the ground. Cold. Starts kicking the shit out of him, yelling "you don't mess with the cunt." Drags him down the train station. More kicking. His friend is fucking terrified, mumbling something under his breath about this not being fair. Starts waving his schoolbag at her, yelling something about getting a blade and she turns to him and dares him to do it. Eventually, the two kids split.

Olympia, not dazed one bit, sashays down the train station, back to her friends and screams out, for everyone: "My name's Olympia. And if any y'all need help, just call me."
posted by griphus at 6:16 PM on July 18, 2010 [80 favorites]


This Just In: People in New York find a place in New York to be significantly cooler than Duluth, Minnesota. Actually they didn't, but because they can't be bothered to check to see that it is infact cooler than Duluth. But, this place they've found is the coolest place they've found so far is in New York.

No worries though, they'll find something cooler next week... otherwise they would be out of a job.
posted by Nanukthedog at 6:19 PM on July 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


Okay, griphus wins. We're done here. Crappy framing for a lame story that isn't linked right? Flagged.
posted by koeselitz at 6:19 PM on July 18, 2010


I went to a party last night in the shwick. Decent bluegrass band, but the 7$ absinthe was weak, and the $7 bacon/smore/pot empenadas were also weak. I throw better parties than most of those Bushwickians. Just sayin.
posted by vrakatar at 6:21 PM on July 18, 2010


Every place on earth is the coolest place to somebody.

Currently, with the weather the way it is, my apartment is the most insufficiently-cool place on earth. Darn my dislike of air conditioning!

But those NYT people need to get out a little more. I mean, really.
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:21 PM on July 18, 2010


I wonder if MetaFilter has members who live in Brooklyn and have opinions about hipsters.
posted by mattdidthat at 6:23 PM on July 18, 2010 [2 favorites]


Whenever the NYT calls someplace "cool" it means all the poor people have to move out. That's actually a city law.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:24 PM on July 18, 2010


Bushwick? Sigh. Maybe ten years ago. (SORT OF HAMBURGER)

When I was new in New York I used to be obsessed with figuring out where the 'next' cool place was. Ask me how I ended up sadly living in Ridgewood, Queens at 19. That said, thinking of the next place after Bushwick makes my head hurt. And Bushwick was never much fun to begin with.
posted by zvs at 6:26 PM on July 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


I wonder if MetaFilter has members who live in Brooklyn and have opinions about hipsters.

I lived in Brooklyn for 11 years and I have opinions about crack dealers. Preferable (as neighbors) to yuppies and such, cause they kept the rents down.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:26 PM on July 18, 2010


There's a fairly substantial difference between deeming some locale to be "coolest place on the planet" and stating that "for those seeking the newest Bohemia, this neighborhood is arguably the coolest place on the planet".

In other news, "sort of hamburger"?! This is what you've come to, Metafilter. Personally, I live in Minnesota. I'd live farther from New York if it didn't mean getting closer to fucking L.A.
posted by nanojath at 6:31 PM on July 18, 2010 [2 favorites]


So you're all complaining that a New York City newspaper is writing about a New York City neighborhood, in the Real Estate section?

Metafilter: You Think You're Better Than Me?
posted by danny the boy at 6:31 PM on July 18, 2010


Dr. Wolfgang Von Bushwickin the Barbarian Mother Funky Stay High Ochs Sulzberger, Jr.
posted by jtron at 6:31 PM on July 18, 2010 [2 favorites]


To stay cool, it needs to be renamed Dr. Wolfgang Von Bushwickin the Barbarian Mother Funky Stay High Dollar Billstir, Brooklyn.
posted by norm at 6:31 PM on July 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


DAMMIT JTRON.
posted by norm at 6:32 PM on July 18, 2010


My buddies liked living across from the crack dealers because they kept crime off the streets in the interest of avoiding police attention.
posted by mkb at 6:32 PM on July 18, 2010


May God bless and keep the hipsters...far away from us!
posted by unknowncommand at 6:34 PM on July 18, 2010


I think you are right with that because there is no such wrong thing when we talk about opinions. However, i think you don't know yet how to make use link. LOL!
posted by JohnD at 6:35 PM on July 18, 2010


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