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Forbes is out with a list of the country’s top neighborhoods for hipsters, and Washington’s H Street is number 6.
“‘Politico’ hipsters flock to this D.C. hood, separated from the rest of the city by the H Street Bridge,” writes the magazine that is probably least equipped to judge hipness or, apparently, how bridges work. (Not to mention that the bridge is actually called the Hopscotch Bridge and that H Street is only “separated from the rest of the city” if you look at it from Northwest.)
But what are the characteristics of the politicos hipsters and how closely tied are they to the Rosslyn news giant with a similar name? Some guesses, courtesy of Twitter and the #politicohipster hashtag:
- Matt Yglesias: “Only into primary elections these days.”
- Michael Roston: “Stopped allowing quote approval months before The NYT”
- Mandy V: “Only listens to the “Watergate tapes” on vinyl.”
- Patrick Madden: “baristas concerned with winning the morning“
[View the story “Politico Hipster: A Crowdsourced Investigation” on Storify]
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