When Hipsters Invade ...

Call it the sign of times. Years ago, neighborhoods across the United States were changed by the influx of immigrants. Now, the cultural war still rages on ... and the horde that's doing the invading are ... a bit unusual.

Here's what happened when a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, is being gentrified by hipsters:

In the above video, Miesko Kalita, an immigrant from Poland describes how his neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, once inhabited by Polish and Latino immigrants, was overtaken by "people who consider themselves artists." Cut to skinny kids with scarves and asymmetrical bangs.

Some, like Kalita, attribute these hip migrations to re-zoning laws which have made it more expensive to live in parts of Brooklyn.

Kalita says there have been lots of "artistic happenings" and "strange haircuts" since these newcomers arrived. Once undocumented himself, Kalita concludes that, "They're definitely not illegal immigrants."


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It makes me so mad that these americans have the nerve to live in american neighbourhoods. Neighbourhoods should stay segregated into tiny cultural districts full of people who've never travelled three blocks to the east.

These neighbourhoods will move somewhere else. Get over it. Change isn't good, and it isn't bad, but it is inevitable.
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The headline made me hope the video clip would show hipsters invading the deli getting wailed on with a kielbasi. I'm so disappointed.
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