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Old 01-02-2012, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Yeah, my first thought for cause of death in Polish Hill is "lifetime of pierogi".
Or Paczki!
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Old 01-02-2012, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I'd like to see all hipsters put on buses and taken out of the city and banned from returning.
Have you ever watched the show "Portlandia"? That is Pittsburgh's future.
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Old 01-02-2012, 09:04 PM
 
Location: ELFS
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I'd like to see all hipsters put on buses and taken out of the city and banned from returning.
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Have you ever watched the show "Portlandia"? That is Pittsburgh's future.
You two may enjoy this: d i e h i p s t e r . c o m
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Old 01-02-2012, 09:15 PM
 
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First they came for the hipsters, and I did not speak out, because I wasn't a hipster.

Then they came for the yinzers, and I did not speak out, because I wasn't a yinzer . . .
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Old 01-02-2012, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Amen to that. The Trust is sitting around with their thumbs up their butts while all kinds of other stuff is being built out. They were at the forefront of movements downtown, now they'll be bringing up the rear. I get that it's a big project. Break it up into more manageable chunks if necessary, but get something going. Way too much property just simply out of play because they're hanging onto it.
This is what I mean. It was a ten year project to begin with. There is a demand for housing, especially apartments. I don't expect an announcement next week that the entire project will be bulit within two years. I do however, expect some kind of announcement in the first half of this year on an update. If you do not want to develop, sell it to Millcraft or PMC and watch dirt fly soon. I do give Kudos to the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust for what they have don since 1984. However, in this case, they are slacking. They can do better.
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:38 AM
 
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What's with all the hate for hipsters? They're some of the more interesting people I encounter.
You'd think that we'd want to attract artsy young folk to the city and not try to drive them away. I'd love to see a little more hipster vibe to my neighborhood but it's a little too expensive and their aren't enough rental properties yet.
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:42 AM
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Location: Pittsburgh
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What's with all the hate for hipsters? They're some of the more interesting people I encounter.
People always want to hate anyone that might be a little "different". It has been like that since grade school and most don't progress beyond that in life as you can clearly see by the posts you read.

Personally I could care less about all these labels people put on others to make them feel good about themselves or whatever all that is.
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:12 AM
 
Location: ɥbɹnqsʇʇıd
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First they came for the hipsters, and I did not speak out, because I wasn't a hipster.

Then they came for the yinzers, and I did not speak out, because I wasn't a yinzer . . .
Then they came for the Yuppies and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Yuppie.

Then they came for me, and there was no left to speak out for me except WPXI, and they blow.
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:18 AM
 
Location: ELFS
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What's with all the hate for hipsters? They're some of the more interesting people I encounter.
I don't hate hipsters, if you're referring to my having posted the "die hipster" blog. It's such obvious screed, any sane person would feel sorry for hipsters after reading a page or two of it. Ultimately it tells us more about the people who blog and post there than it does about hipsters, but in its patheticness, it happens often to be funny. However, I'll think twice about posting it again.

I have a very practical reason to like hipsters, actually. They brought back big glasses, like I used to wear when I was a kid. For at least a decade, all you've been able to find are the very ugly frames in which you can only those one-inch-high/two-inches-wide rectangular lenses that are impossible to put bifocals in in any meaningful way. Now, thanks to the return of interest in so much vintage stuff, which I attribute to the hipsters, I can buy glasses again. I hadn't bought new glasses in at least five years. I bought one pair in November, and plan on getting some more while the getting is good.

And those hipster boys look mighty nice in their skintight (or girls') jeans.

Thanks, hipsters.

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Old 01-03-2012, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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I have a very practical reason to like hipsters, actually. They brought back big glasses, like I used to wear when I was a kid. For at least a decade, all you've been able to find are the very ugly frames in which you can only those one-inch-high/two-inches-wide rectangular lenses that are impossible to put bifocals in in any meaningful way. Now, thanks to the return of interest in so much vintage stuff, which I attribute to the hipsters, I can buy glasses again. I hadn't bought new glasses in at least five years. I bought one pair in November, and plan on getting some more while the getting is good.

And those hipster boys look mighty nice in their skintight (or girls') jeans.

Thanks, hipsters.
I'll add my reasons:

1. They've helped reviatlize communities (see Lawrenceville.)
2. Huge supporters of the arts
3. They like to help our earth be cleaner
4. They have good taste in music.
5. The bearded guys with the glasses, plaid and tattoos look nice.
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