NYC HEADS: 10 Ways To Tell You’re Living In A Gentrified Neighborhood (LIST)

Comments:  | Leave A Comment

Hipster Olympics 2012

Hipsters. Is there an uglier word in the English language?

Well, yes, there is. But it’s striking how many people truly dislike hipsters. The latest person to spit venom at the group is hall-of-fame director Spike Lee. The legendary Brooklynite went on quite the rant about gentrification and hipsters taking over his hometown borough. (This is not a new fight for Mr. Lee: remember the hipster in Do the Right Thing?).

Most of the staff at GlobalGrind are native New Yorkers, so we see the gentrification of New York City neighborhoods firsthand (most notably in Bushwick, Brooklyn, and Harlem, Manhattan).

So what kind of neighborhood do you live in? We’re here to help you out.

For NYC heads only: here are some clues to know if you’re living in a completely gentrified, hipster neighborhood.

migos-bando-o

You hear loud, really ratchet trap Atlanta rap coming out of folks’ windows.

Infiniti In Partnership With Hearst Magazines Presents Moments Of Inspiration - Day 3

The cheese selection around your way is outstanding. (Wait, how much is a pound of Gorau Glas?)

tumblr_mbfhjitTD01resujyo1_500

You hear complaints from hipsters about the hipsters moving into the neighborhood.

chiense

Chinese restaurants are fucking strange, man.

best-dog-gifs-shopping-cart

Dogs out number people almost five to one.

Kale-chips

You have no idea what the snacks in the bodega are.

Real Estate Deal In Dumbo, Brooklyn Valued At 375 Million Could Transform Neighborhood

You wanna be involved with the Citibike program, but there’s never any bikes in the stand. :-(

tumblr_mwu4xetniw1rpc1rco2_500

You rarely see people wearing plaid. Only when you open your eyes.

"Killers" Melbourne Premiere

Beanie hats in the summer.

Starbucks Opens First Evolution Fresh Juice Store

Coffee shops are packed on a Tuesday, at like 2:30 pm.

US Barista Championship Held During Coffee Industry Expo In Boston

Speaking of coffee shops: a small latte is like a week’s rent.

L-train-gif

You Live Near The L Train.

PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Giphy

Tags: » » » » »

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,119 other followers