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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Gawker Poll Results Say H Street is the Williamsburg of DC

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I avoided hipster stereotypes by not including any human being in this entry's picture

A Gawker poll named H Street the Williamsburg of DC. What's your reaction to that?

14 comments:

4th and G said...

Gawker is so 2009.

Anonymous said...

Well...it is the center of the Hipster Apocalypse!

GentrificationCelebration said...

What I wonder is what buzzfeed thinks about the whole thing.....

Anonymous said...

Misprint.
Williamsburg is the H Street of New York City.

Anonymous said...

Well we don't have The Meatball Shop just yet so that's a point for Wburg.

Anonymous said...

Pfft, the two are completely incongruent. Writers have been trying to compare/contrast New York City neighborhoods and DC neighborhoods for decades -- it's a losing proposition.

They have Mast Brothers, we have Granville Moore's. We have a street car, they have a Hasidic population. They have Williamsburg Bridge that goes over the East River, we have the Hopscotch Bridge that goes over...railroad tracks. See where I am going with this?

Anonymous said...

Yeah I see where you're going! Humble brag a few references to show your knowingness, and write as though your remarks as way more clever and witty than they are. Your post is a pitch perfect specimen of the trying too hard to look hip douchiness typical of this social phenomenon.

Anonymous said...

"Humble brag a few references to show your knowingness, and write as though your remarks as way more clever and witty than they are. Your post is a pitch perfect specimen of the trying too hard to look hip douchiness typical of this social phenomenon..."

I grew up in LIC, back when Williamsburg was a slum. I would say my understanding of that area extends beyond "knowingness". That said, I don't stroll around flashing my NYC creds, as Washington DC is and will continue to be my home. But I certainly won't cease talking authoritatively about an area simply because a pissant perceives my remarks as "douchiness".

My remarks were not meant to be witty or clever. They were meant to point out that the differences between Williamsburg and H Street are profound. In fact, In fact H Street being designated a hipster mecca is largely a misnomer, perpetuated by the media more than anyone else. Most residents disown it.

Anonymous said...

i see H street more as the Greenpoint of Brooklyn. discuss.

Anonymous said...

TL;DR

Anonymous said...

They have William & Mary, we have Gallaudet. They have goofy people strolling around dressed up in colonial outfits we have people dressed up in goofy athletic gear ridding around on the X2 plus Thriller on H. They have Busch Gardens and we have mini golf, bocce and video games in our bars.

It's a stretch, but I guess you could say we are the Williamsburg of DC...Williamsburg, VA that is.

pat said...

Gawker thinks Williamsburg is declining,
that may be, but I think H St is still on the up swing.

The Trolley coming on line will spur investment and hopefully, we will have some clean up in Carver Langston and the Pentacle, ending the drug trade there.

Anonymous said...

Any chance the Pentacle could get redeveloped into literally anything other than the hellish thugopolis it is presently?

Anonymous said...

"Any chance the Pentacle could get redeveloped into literally anything other than the hellish thugopolis it is presently?"

It is inevitable, though the timeline will likely not be as rapid as everyone hopes. As much as I loathe town centers, the foot print could easily accommodate that sort of locale.