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Old 12-28-2010, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Andersonville, Chicago
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Holy wow. This thread took a turn for the worst.
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:30 AM
 
Location: "Daytonnati"
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They're raving about little dive bars and old restaurants in places like Berwyn, Bridgeport and "West Logan Square" (aka Hermosa),
Wait...Hermosa is now West Logan Square?! What are they calling Cragin these days?

(this is a fun thread)
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:36 AM
 
Location: "Daytonnati"
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I sort of think of "hipster" as the modern version of "bohemian"...and Chicago has had that for decades....though this subculture--in its various iterations---has moved around as the decades past.

Back in the 1910s and 1920s it was "Towertown", the area between the Water Tower and Bughouse Square, & around the square. I guess that would be Rush, Dearborn, State, etc...
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Old 12-28-2010, 09:45 AM
 
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Wait...Hermosa is now West Logan Square?! What are they calling Cragin these days?

(this is a fun thread)

Oh yea...I've read apartment descriptions like that on Craigslist, or other apartment finder services. I've seen the area we'd know as Hermosa advertised as "West Logan Square" and bits of the eastern portion of Austin along North Ave by Cicero advertising "affordable" apartments under "West Humboldt Park." Even once saw an apartment at Addison and Milwaukee listed specifically as being in "Logan Square."

I've also seen apartments adviertised by agencies in Cragin as "West Avondale."

I wonder when Dunning/Belmont Heights will be "West Irving Park"....
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Old 12-28-2010, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Chicago, Tri-Taylor
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I've seen bits of the eastern portion of Austin along North Ave by Cicero advertising "affordable" apartments under "West Humboldt Park."....
Really??? No you-know-what! I remember when realtors were trying to sell me a condo in Humbolt Park about 10 years ago and calling it "West Bucktown." You know you've arrived when you get part of a 'hood named after you

To those hipsters looking for little dive bars in Berwyn -- check out George's near Stanley and Oak Park to display your irony. Very hip in its own way. Cheap Old Style and PBR, not to mention a very nice owner and interesting regulars. That place is prime for a hipster infusion.
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Old 12-28-2010, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park/East Village area
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To those hipsters looking for little dive bars in Berwyn -- check out George's
No problem, I'll spread the word around and you'll have an infestation of hipsters, you won't be able to get rid of them.
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Old 12-28-2010, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Chicago, Tri-Taylor
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Much obliged.
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Old 12-28-2010, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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What are they calling Cragin these days?
Infant North Austin.
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Old 12-29-2010, 05:13 AM
 
Location: "Daytonnati"
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There's some great content on this thread. The story about the tempermental pastry chef (linked) was priceless.

Probably the funniest was the thread parent. Hipsters don't ask about where the "hipster" area is. You should already know that! It sort of defeats the concept to have to ask.....sheesh....
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Old 12-30-2010, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Nort Seid
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I feel this post resonates with me the most. As child growing up, my father would take me to my nannie's on week ends when my parents went away. He was adamant about me learning how others survive and how most "average" people live day to day. It is something that never left me, and probably has a lot to do with how I have lived my life.

I find ironic mockery of "blue collar" people to be something of very poor taste. Do you see mothers shopping at thrift stores getting "stoaked" over an "epic" used sweater? Do children wearing 'hand-me-downs' look happy when they get on the bus to school every morning? Are parents thrilled when they have to look for a new dwelling when the lease is up? These things may be an urban game to hipsters, but it is not for those who actually have no choice.
As parents were divorced I grew up wearing hand-me-down clothes and going to thrift stores, and yes, it was actually quite a relief to find something decent (or have jeans that didn't have the worn spots in places that didn't match my body!).

Surlycue, I mostly laugh as I think the hipster-concept is largely a media creation, and I've never met anyone who seriously identifies themselves as a hipster, per se. Artistic people are fun, as long as they don't take themselves so seriously they end up insulting less creatively-minded folks.
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