Downtown Kansas City Missouri

Kansas City Star Editorial Board Laments 'Denverization'

The Kansas City Star Editorial Board has concerns about gentrification and affordable housing.

November 28, 2018 - The Kansas City Star

Bikeshare and murals

Columbus Leads the 'Hottest Hipster Markets' in the U.S.

A list to probably take with a grain of salt…artisanal salt served by a man with a perfectly waxed handlebar mustache.

October 10, 2017 - Market Insider

Not in my back yard

Will Millennials Remake Suburbs in Their Image?

The "hipsterification" of cities is a well-known phenomenon. But as the millennial generation ages and settles down, will they import that same cultural ethos to locations more suburban?

December 2, 2015 - The Washington Post


Friday Funny: Hipster Havens in All 50 States

Everyone has heard about Silver Lake, the Mission, and, of course, Brooklyn. But what about East Village, NuLu, Fondren, and Haymarket? Hipsters are everywhere! These are the top hipster neighborhoods—the Brooklyns, if you will—in all 50 states

July 31, 2015 - Thrillist


Op-Ed on the Tedium of Seeking the 'Next Brooklyn'

Aspiring-to-be-hip cities across the county tout themselves as the "next Brooklyn." Ben Adler argues not only the Brooklyn is a lousy model for revitalization but also that hipster-led gentrification does not lead to overall prosperity.

July 2, 2015 - Grist

Street Musician

Street Performers: Nuisance or Necessity?

With its eclectic music scene, Asheville, North Carolina is a popular spot for street musicians. They can bring a vibrancy the town might suffer without. But some residents fear a rise in panhandling and homelessness.

May 31, 2015 - The New York Times

Tacos and Beer

Trendy Chicago Taco Bell to Serve Alcoholic Drinks

Would you like a cerveza with that? A hip neighborhood in Chicago will play host to the first alcohol-serving Taco Bell. Isolated incident, or the future of fast food?

May 29, 2015 - Chicago Tribune

Hipster Cyclists

Op-Ed: Stop the Hipster Hate

Un-American to some, symbol of oblivious privilege to others, the urban hipster is a polarizing character. But the stereotype also lays blanket criticism on those simply trying to make people-scaled cities work.

April 22, 2015 - kevinklinkenberg.com

Transit Rendering

Architectural Renderings Depict Only the 'Wired and Young'

John King shares his thoughts on modern renderings. In too many drawings a hipster cult of youth is normalized, and it threatens to paint regular folks and true nonconformists out of the picture.

March 24, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

Washington Redskins Fans

How Can D.C. be the Coolest City in America if Everyone Hates Hipsters So Much?

In which parking minimums figure heavily in a polemic regarding the nature of cool.

August 30, 2014 - Guardian Cities


The New Transportation Mode of Choice for Urban Professionals: Skateboards

Although the skateboard's been around for a while, recent modifications to traditional designs are targeting skateboards for an older, wealthier demographic.

June 5, 2014 - The Wall Street Journal

Sign at Silver Lake's Sunset Junction

A Fight Over the Future of "America's 'Most Livable' Community"

LA's trendy Silver Lake neighborhood "is going through a full-blown, divisive identity crisis." Amid trendy boutiques and million dollar homes are bastions of poverty and crime. Activists are divided on how to define, let alone address, its problems.

September 26, 2013 - LA Weekly

Influx of Cool Causes Concern in Somerville

Somerville, a 4.2-square-mile city outside of Boston, has successfully attracted young, educated people, but many worry what an influx of 'hipsters' will do to the small city.

August 31, 2013 - The Boston Globe

Young and all people stroll at a community event in New York City.

Hipsters Flee as Invasion of the Baby Boomers Picks Up Speed

In the hip neighborhoods of Brooklyn, Seattle, and Denver, a silver tsunami is joining, and often forcing out, tattooed and mustachioed Millennials, as retiring Baby Boomers increasingly embrace urban living.

August 10, 2013 - The Wall Street Journal

Dobbs Ferry

Bred in Brooklyn, Hipsters Now Colonizing the Suburbs

Facing increasing property prices, Brooklyn's hipsters must decide whether to abandon their lifestyle and recreate it "upstate."

February 18, 2013 - New York Times

America's Top Hipster Hoods

In what may prove to be the counter-argument for why it's the "best hipster neighborhood" in America, the Silver Lake section of Los Angeles has come out on top of Forbes' quasi-scientific rankings.

September 21, 2012 - Forbes

Blessed Are The Hipsters, For They Shall Inherit The City

How much is a hipster worth to a city? Is she worth more when she's building an app, or when she's writing a blog? Is a hipster with a walrus mustache and a mean whiffle ball pitch worth more than one who wears a sarong and practices aerial yoga? How many of them can dance on the pull tab of a PBR?

July 27, 2012 - Josh Stephens

Nashville's Rebirth Starts with the Stomach

Kim Severson follows the hipsters and food trucks to East Nashville to document a "down-on-its-luck side of town being brought to life one great plate of food at a time."

June 21, 2012 - The New York Times

Will Generation Y Drive a Rust Belt Redux?

In search of cheap rent and an urban experience with some bona fide street cred, young people are making the move out to the Rust Belt, Will Doig reports.

May 17, 2012 - Salon

Ranking America's Hipster Havens

Katrina Brown Hunt ranks America's top ten cities for hipsters with the help of Travel + Leisure readers, who voted in the magazine's annual America’s Favorite Cities survey.

April 19, 2012 - Yahoo! Travel

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