Gawker Crowns The Fan RVA’s Williamsburg – The Most Hipster Part of Town

by | Jan 29, 2014 | POLITICS

The folks over at Gawker thought it would be neat to find out the hippest sections of cities around the US. They started with NYC’s Williamsburg area and put out a request for comparable neighborhoods from other national cities.


The folks over at Gawker thought it would be neat to find out the hippest sections of cities around the US. They started with NYC’s Williamsburg area and put out a request for comparable neighborhoods from other national cities.

From Gawker:

What is your city’s Williamsburg? What’s its hippest—or formerly hippest—or sometimes just youngest—neighborhood, the one with the art galleries and the boutiques and the lines for brunch? (And what, for that matter, is its Bushwick, or “Next Williamsburg”?) If you don’t know off the top of your head, don’t worry. We do, thanks to the collective knowledge of Gawker readers.

Richmond made it on the list (big surprise) and it looks like the Fan beat out Northside, Church Hill, and even the Museum District for RVA’s hippest spot.

Head on over to Gawker to see the rest of the count, but here’s a screen gab of the votes:

Brad Kutner

Brad Kutner

Brad Kutner is the former editor of GayRVA and RVAMag from 2013 - 2017. He’s now the Richmond Bureau Chief for Radio IQ, a state-wide NPR outlet based in Roanoke. You can reach him at BradKutnerNPR@gmail.com




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