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Old 06-03-2015, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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But, but Macklemore is the King of rap!
Don't forget Queen Iggy. Tighest flow in the game right now, yo.
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Old 06-03-2015, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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In case you guys didn't know, there's this new, cutting edge and "hip" social media site few people are up on yet. It's called Instagram.
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Old 06-03-2015, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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move over new york, san francisco and boston. Philadelphia is experiencing an influx of residents who are attracted to the city of brotherly love's unexpected hip vibe. Here's why:
The new york times loves us.

In fact they selected philly as no. 3 among its must see destinations in the world for 2015. That's not surprising considering that so many people commute to new york from philly. It's considered the big apple's sixth borough.
And fast company showed the love too

in december, fast company included philadelphia among its top 20 most livable cities in the world for work and play balance. Okay, so it slid in at no. 20 but this included the likes of paris, singapore and sydney. That's some pretty good company.
Even rubber duckies love philly

a six-foot tall rubber duck, billed as the world's largest, will be floating on the waterfront for the philadelphia camden tall ships festival in june.
Leave the gun, take the cannolis

forget trendy cupcakes and cake pops. Head to isgro pasticceria at 1009 christian street in south philly where they've been serving up italian sweets for over 100 years. And definitely don't leave the cannolis in the car.
Stroll the philadelphia liberty trail

its newest attraction, the philadelphia liberty trail, is the city of brotherly love's answer to boston's freedom trail. Since philadelphia has way more historic sights than beantown, this 4-mile walking path through the historic district immerses visitors in the founding of america right where it happened. You'll even learn about the original hipster, benjamin franklin, and his electric turkey experiment. (which would also be a great band name. You may use it.) the corresponding book was called by the philadelphia inquirer "a must read for philadelphia visitors and natives alike."
the votes are in

the democratic national committee selected philadelphia to host its 2016 nominating convention for president. In a bipartisan show of support, the city also successfully hosted the republican convention in 2000.
More than half-baked

high street on market was chosen by travel + leisure as america's best new restaurant for 2015. In our opinion, the baked goods are worth a visit all by themselves.
Over the boardwalk
photo courtesy schuylkill river development corporation
the schuylkill banks boardwalk on center city's western edge extends out over the river and provides a 15-foot-wide path for strollers, joggers and bikers. Solar-powered lights illuminate it at night.
Homer simpson would approve

we've traveled to six continents seeking the world's best doughnuts and it turns out they were right here in our backyard. Frangelli's bakery at 847 west ritner street in south philly hand pumps the jelly and custard donuts to order. They don't get fresher than that.
Even the pope loves philly

you don't normally associate popes with hipness but the current pope francis and his "popestar" status may change all that. More than a million people are expected to turn out to see him in late september in philadelphia.
Made in america

jay z picked philadelphia to host his annual made in america festival. The concert takes place on the benjamin franklin parkway with the world-famous rocky steps as a backdrop. Past headliners have included pearl jam, beyonce and iggy azalea.
Pop-up parks are, well, popping up all over
photo credit matt stanley
spruce street harbor park has arrived on the delaware river waterfront this summer. The pop-up park includes floating barges converted to restaurants, rent a kayak or sail a remote controlled sailboat, or just laze in a hammock and gaze at the stars.
Where rocky still lives

the rocky steps are the most visited movie sight on the planet. Practically 24/7 you'll find visitors from around the world emulating their hero, rocky balboa, running up the steps and then posing by the famous rocky statue. Who knows, you might even meet rocky there.
Ratings winner

business insider chose philadelphia as the no. 1 most underrated city in america for 20-somethings to live in, noting its public transportation, ample parkland and high number of single people.
Hometown roots
photo courtesy aaron matthews via wikimedia commons
the roots, jimmy fallon's house band on the tonight show, are from philly and return every year for the roots picnic at penn's landing on the waterfront.
What kind of a crack is that?

It takes a lot of confidence for a city to offer something that's broken as one of its most visited tourist attractions. But there you have it with the famously cracked liberty bell, symbol of american freedom worldwide.
Kabletown from 30 rock

people may not like their cable provider but local employer, cable giant comcast, is building a vertical high-tech campus that will be the tallest building between new york and atlanta and attract tech workers from around the world. And a big thank you to everyone who pays their comcast bill on time. It's helping to pay for this nifty building in our hometown.
Alley cats

you can live on a street that is six-feet wide. Used as cartways in colonial times, these breezy little streets provide a quiet respite in the heart of the bustling city.
Not quite six feet under

for a taste of the avant-garde, the philadelphia mausoleum of contemporary art is a gallery and performance space located in a former mausoleum and tombstone salesroom that highlights underground, alternative and diy culture and of course, the annual eraserhead festival. Check them out at 531 n 12th st.
For when you have pizza on the brain
photo courtesy vivian d. Nguyen
pizza brain houses the guinness world records certified largest collection of pizza memorabilia in its museum/pizzeria. The pizza is crazy good too. Find them at 2311-13 frankford avenue.
Going to prison on vacation

with the gothic pile of stone also known as eastern state penitentiary beckoning, who can resist going to prison? Better yet, come in october to take part in the nation's scariest haunted house. The circa 1829 structure was once the most famous prison in the world and even housed the original scarface, al capone.
Philadelphia is definitely the place to be this year, as it has been for over 300 years. What are some of your favorite places to visit?
21 ways philadelphia is the coolest city in america*|*larissa and michael milne
hat tip to huffpost for the shoutout to my hometown!!!
**courtesy of the philadelphia convention and visitors bureau
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Old 06-03-2015, 05:41 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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...neither Philly nor Pitt are considered hip places to move...
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Pittsburgh has the worst population losses in the U.S. I don't see how anyone could be moving "in droves" to the Pittsburgh metro.
Good grief. I can't speak for Philadelphia, and I don't have the time right now to refute either of you about Pittsburgh, so I'll just post some handy graphics to make my point:









And here's some slightly older data to show that the trend in college attainment has been in place since 2000, if not earlier. Time fior me to go eat dinner now; I'm starved.


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Don't forget Queen Iggy. Tighest flow in the game right now, yo.
John in Tennessee begs to differ.
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Old 06-03-2015, 06:05 PM
 
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Good grief. I can't speak for Philadelphia, and I don't have the time right now to refute either of you about Pittsburgh, so I'll just post some handy graphics to make my point:
Your graphics don't refute what anyone has written in this thread. You're posting random stuff about people with bachelors degrees in random cities, which has nothing to do with anything. It looks like Pittsburgh is pretty average in terms of bachelors degrees, which is neither here nor there.

Again, Pittsburgh has the greatest population losses in the U.S. It's very difficult to argue that the area with the worst population losses is some great mecca for newcomers.
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Old 06-03-2015, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Montco PA
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Nah, even Pitt on the other side of the state is considered more hip than Philly. Not bashing it, I like the town for a lot of reasons, one of which is that you can't be as much of a trust fund crybaby there vs Austin, Brooklyn (now Queens), Portland, etc. It's a big, historic, gritty blue collar town. It's not a trend-setting hipster arts mecca, however, not even close.
I was responding to your post that you don't consider DC hip, which most people would feel is hip.
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Old 06-03-2015, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Based on what, though? Again--your anecdotes? Media stereotypes? The West has long been the supposed haven for "free spirits," but as many of these places have become more corporate (I'm looking at you, Seattle and San Francisco), it's arguable that their "edge" that made them more unique years ago has waned considerably. It's not the 1990s anymore, for God's sake.

That's why these conversations about which cities are more "creative"--or attract more "creatives"--get kind of silly. There's no hard evidence back up something so subjective other than "just because."

Not to mention, isn't the very purpose of being creative thinking outside of the box? I don't quite put stock in the creative wherewithal of people who can only envision living in like 5 different cities.
Wow-you can say that again.

I'm not even sure what some of these cities have done to warrant being on the perpetually cool list *ahem* Seattle.
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Old 06-03-2015, 08:45 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Your graphics don't refute what anyone has written in this thread. You're posting random stuff about people with bachelors degrees in random cities, which has nothing to do with anything. It looks like Pittsburgh is pretty average in terms of bachelors degrees, which is neither here nor there.

Again, Pittsburgh has the greatest population losses in the U.S. It's very difficult to argue that the area with the worst population losses is some great mecca for newcomers.
The Pittsburgh metropolitan area is estimated to have lost a whopping 317 people since 2010, which is a decrease of -0.01% -- one hundredth of one percent. Here's a list of every metropolitan area with larger decreases:


-0.02% - Michigan City, IN
-0.05% - Topeka, KS
-0.12% - Canton, OH
-0.13% - Racine, WI
-0.14% - Norwich/New London, CT
-0.14% - New Haven, CT
-0.17% - Syracuse, NY
-0.19% - Sheboygan, WI
-0.24% - Midland, MI
-0.24% - Lewiston/Auburn, ME

-0.26% - Rome, GA
-0.27% - Longview, WA
-0.31% - Fort Smith, AR
-0.32% - Jackson, MI
-0.33% - Bangor, ME
-0.37% - Montgomery, AL
-0.42% - Toledo, OH
-0.43% - Huntington, WV
-0.45% - Barnstable Town, MA
-0.47% - Kingsport/Bristol, TN

-0.48% - Decatur, AL
-0.51% - Muncie, IN
-0.55% - Terre Haute, IN
-0.56% - Sebring, FL
-0.64% - Parkersburg, WV
-0.66% - Cleveland, OH
-0.70% - Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA
-0.71% - Hickory, NC
-0.76% - Erie, PA
-0.79% - Macon, GA

-0.86% - Gadsden, AL
-0.89% - Altoona, PA
-0.93% - Utica/Rome, NY
-0.93% - Battle Creek, MI
-1.01% - Niles/Benton Harbor, MI
-1.12% - Kingston, NY
-1.19% - Elmira, NY
-1.21% - Lima, OH
-1.22% - Beckley, WV
-1.22% - Glens Falls, NY

-1.29% - Springfield, OH
-1.32% - Homosassa Springs, FL
-1.36% - Carson City, NV
-1.45% - Monroe, MI
-1.48% - Bay City, MI
-1.51% - Albany, GA
-1.77% - Hanfield/Corcoran, CA
-1.79% - Binghamton, NY
-1.83% - Kankakee, IL
-1.85% - Charleston, WV

-1.86% - Wheeling, WV
-1.91% - Pittsfield, MA
-1.98% - Ocean City, NJ
-2.01% - Rockford, IL
-2.03% - Mansfield, OH
-2.04% - Rocky Mount, NC
-2.08% - East Stroudsburg, PA
-2.18% - Decatur, IL
-2.21% - Youngstown, OH
-2.24% - Anniston/Oxford, AL

-2.32% - Danville, IL
-2.51% - Weirton/Steubenville, WV
-2.58% - Saginaw, MI
-2.68% - Cumberland, MD
-2.97% - Sierra Vista, AZ
-3.03% - Flint, MI
-4.14% - Johnstown, PA
-4.81% - Farmington, NM
-5.53% - Pine Bluff, AR


That's 69 metropolitan areas in 25 different states, including 15 states with multiple metropolitan areas. You're wrong, period. Pittsburgh does NOT have the worst population loss in the United States.

And if Pittsburgh is doing such a horrible job of attracting the right people, please explain this, straight from the U.S. Census Bureau:



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Old 06-03-2015, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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If you have to convince people, it's likely not the case, my friend.
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Old 06-03-2015, 09:38 PM
 
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As far as "hipness" goes, I still think it's NYC and Cali that are calling most of the shots. It seems that Bape and Supreme have been slowly taking over youth fashion. And the West Coast has a lot of fashion and music influence (as it always has).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8emZMYkkwk
Yes very true. New York as of right now is reigning on top for youth influence more than California. Youth such as Luka Sabbat, Asspizza, Ian Connor and Gianni Mora are very popular and very much influencing trends amongst the youth in not only fashion but lifestyle. These kids are designing clothes for artist, modeling for Kanye west Adidas, and interviewing for rolling stone. It's absolutely insane, so many innovative/creative kids in this generation. New York is definitely the most hip city in the world.

http://youtu.be/zlTEl7-Idts
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