Thursday, March 10, 2005

The Rise of Hipster Bland.

Fresh off his recent success evaluating Montreal (pdf), I'm finally prepared to entertain the works of our latest guru Mr. Florida. Nonetheless, before making any type of Jonestownian leap of faith, the following must be taken into consideration:

"These days every time I walk down, say, Rivington Street, on Manhattan's Lower East Side, or Fifth Avenue, in Brooklyn's Park Slope, I notice how the distinctions between the hip places are beginning to blur. One cool business district looks pretty much like the next, just the way one suburban mall looks pretty much like the next. And once you start thinking about creativity in terms of class, hipness as a monoculture seems like the inevitable outcome."


Blogger Nick said...

AWESOME POST!!!!!! Walking around town I get the feeling Montreal is due for a comeback. But don't call it a comeback, it's been here for years. The hard part will be drawing young people away from the big T-dot, where Everything Is Going On these days. Nice find. I'll have to read this "Mr. Florida" and get back to you...

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