The New York Hipster has become a cliche; the beard, the hairstyle, the clothing and even the food.
For people who are not meant to care at all about the niceties of New York living, it’s bizarre that the Hipster label has become so common and the Hipster style so recognizable that it can be parodied mercilessly as it is in the accompanying video.
Even poor old Williamsburg, once the epicenter of everything Hipster has become crammed with people desperately wanting to be ‘hipsters’ and copying the style, food trends and music likes and dislikes of this particular breed of New Yorker.
Perhaps it is always like this, that in the 60′s as soon as the original Carnaby Street hangouts became populated with the Carnaby St wannabees, it was all over.
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Whatever is stirring in Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn these days it has gone far, far beyond the original impetus expressed in music, clothes, art and food.
These days both these parts of New York are full to the brim with high end retailers desperately hoping some of the ‘hipster’ gloss will rub off on them and send their sales skyrocketing as well heeled New Yorkers spend up big to prove they are thoroughly with it.
Never mind, somewhere in the greatness that is New York City all the creative push that helped birth Hipsterdom is busy birthing whatever is needed now.
Whatever it is it will be criticized by some as horrible in some way and embraced with gladness by others. New York is like that, always moving, always changing. Hipsters we loved you while you lasted, we truly did.