Category: Class

Bogart – Extreme Makeover: Hipster Edition

Bogart.No, not the charming actor from Hollywood’s Golden Age or a misspelled variant of a Harry Potter monster; this is a much less mainstream cultural phenomenon. Bogart Street is a growing and thriving center of culture in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, specifically, hipster culture. Of course, hipster-ness is a strange paradox; to
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The Necessity of Patronage: The Economies of Burning Man and the Chelsea Hotel

urning Man and The Chelsea Hotel, although different in so many ways, both contain seemingly Utopian economies. An artistic community where everyone shares all of their goods and a hotel where residents can pay their rent with a song are not economies that should ever be able to sustain themselves, yet they did and have
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Does Yelp Really Help?

hen the price of rent rises in a neighborhood, residents come and go, but does culture stay? Gentrification is the process of rebuilding an urban neighborhood which results in the displacement of lower income residents who can no longer live in the area due to the increase in rent. Low income areas have been revamped
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