Bushwick Maintains Modicum of Edge After Greenpoint Deemed Best Place to Live for Millennials

April 21, 2014 1 2034 Gentrification, Hipster Commentary, News
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We all knew Greenpoint was on the outs in terms of coolness the second Lena Dunham set her unpedicured foot in it. But recently, Greenpoint has lost further cachet by being dubbed “The Best Place in America for Millennials.” The reasoning behind this logic, of course, mentions Lena Dunham, though this is clearly a strike in the con column.

Welcome to your shack town, millennials.

Welcome to your shack town, millennials.

However, as much, as we at The Burning Bush will miss Greenpoint now that its bent over to every Midwesterner and Jerseyan who’s read the article claiming it’s the perfect place for them, we’re also relieved that Bushwick evaded mention. After all, Dunham & co. have publicized this area as well, so it wasn’t without trepidation that we watched this real estate recommendation come through (though why it’s from Business Insider is as flummoxing as Maria Hernandez’s resurgence). 

Dunham & co. at a warehouse party in Bushwick, wherein Britney Spears is played

Dunham & co. at a warehouse party in Bushwick, wherein Britney Spears is played

Millennials, of course, are tool bags ranging from 25 to 34 who are frequently made fun of by The New York Times. They love Urban Outfitters, dinners at Sel de Mer and looking at BuzzFeed. In short, they are the antichrist and Greenpoint is their new den of iniquity. Bushwick, on the other hand, has been spared perhaps another year from being called words like “safe” and “a fun place to shop, drink and eat.” 

Alter is one of those "fun places to shop" in Greenpoint

Alter is one of those “fun places to shop” in Greenpoint

Phew, thank god or whoever that Bushwick is still semi-dirty, dingy, and filled with foreigners and people younger than 25 who can’t afford shit.

Written by Genna Rivieccio, self-confessed millennial/tool bag

 

 

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