The BoogieDowner actually followed the link trail to the original source of this story. First seen on Curbed, then followed to Gothamist and then finally to the original post on FreeWilliamsburg. The blogoshpere is a twisted web, no?
Is this further evidence that the sprawl of hipsterdom has reached its natural limits in Williamsburg? Have the PBR-swilling, cultural connoisseur cultists finally met a reality that is scarier than a full time job - machete and knife wielding hipster-haters? Do skinny jeans, ridiculously over sized sunglasses, Pearl Art bags and a copy of Infinite Jest under your arm make you a target of these attacks?
The girl who was attacked sends out a concerned warning to her fellow hipster neighbors:
"so that my hip neighbors will know to keep their wits about them - no matter what time of day and no matter how safe the street seems. Converse, ipods and black jeans make you a target to some people." [www.freewilliamsburg.com]
Sheesh, and they say the Bronx is dangerous... I'm not quite sure if the attacker was attracted by the converse and black jeans, but I am thinking the white iPod headphone cord may have had something to do with it.
Although scary attacks like these continue to happen in Billburg, it will no doubt remain the apple of NYC media's eye. They better get a handle on the crime spree against hipsters if they hope to keep all those glass facade luxury condo units selling in this market.
*Hipsters as caricatures of human beings courtesy of http://www.moneyries.blogspot.com/*