The Hipster Cats

Posted April 13, 2010 at 6:24 am

Thanks to the fine folks at Buzzfeed, here is the hipster matrix of the new decade! Ladies and gentlemen, Hipster Cats.  Or Hip-Cats, if you will. Be on the lookout for them around the neighborhood.

Vicky & Lysander at Grand Opening

Last modified March 18, 2010 at 7:40 am

A funny new concept has made its way to the Lower East Side. It’s called Vicky & Lysander, and is the latest project of Grand Opening on Norfolk Street.

How to Make it in America Back on the Lower East Side

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:38 am

How to Make it in America makes its illustrious return to the Lower East Side today. Filming will be held in and around the area bounded by Ludlow, Essex, and Canal. Perhaps those “Japanese hipsters” sought by Central Casting not too long ago will participate in the shoot. Keep your eyes peeled. The show will […]

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How to Make it in America Seeks “Japanese Hipsters”

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:38 am

Central Casting is obsessed with casting hipsters.  Back in August, it was for the Drew Barrymore flick, Going the Distance. Now “Japanese hipsters” are needed for scenes in How to Make it in America, the production that just can’t get enough of the neighborhood.

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Going the Distance Looking for “Hipster and Indie Types”

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:38 am

As reported last week, Drew Barrymore and Going the Distance will be filming in our neighborhood this week. If that wasn’t bad enough, the casting crew is currently looking for stereotypical “hipster and indie types” as extras. Translation – sceney trendsters.  So don’t be surprised if you see tons of skinny jeans, skinnier neckties, and […]

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I [Verb] Hipsters

Last modified July 12, 2009 at 11:53 pm

Grassroots promotion of Hoodman [link], a clothing company specializing in urban-themed tees. These stickers are pasted on countless surfaces throughout the neighborhood. What a clever design! Now it’s your turn. Fill in the mad lib – I [verb] Hipsters

TONY Sets Sights on Chinatown

Last modified July 12, 2009 at 11:54 pm

Time Out New York [link] examines the inevitable hipster takeover of Chinatown: But unlike the East Village or the Lower East Side, Chinatown has long presented significant cultural and linguistic barriers to “outsider” entrepreneurs—protecting it, many argue, from the kind of gentrification that has priced so many people out of other downtown neighborhoods. So the […]