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  • daveinbedstuy

    Sad commentary on what is supposedly passing as adults today.

  • Hipster d-baggery at its nadir.

  • minard

    great video. because the surge happened at night, there are not many videos like this that show the water rising up and taking over the streets.
    The Con Ed explosion is amazing and afterwards southern manhattan is dark. Really interesting that half the Brooklyn Bridge is lit and half is dark.

    I peeked outdoors a little that night but was afraid I would be clobbered by a falling tree or branch. I did notice the water was well above the BBP piers and flowing onto Furman Street.

  • no-permits

    what a bunch of jackasses on the pier near the beginning of the video.

    i’ve seen children in playgrounds that have more sense.

  • no-permits

    what a bunch of jackasses on the pier near the beginning of the video.

    i’ve seen children in playgrounds that have more sense.

  • Nice to see that NYPD resources had to be use to get a bunch of worthless hipsters off a pier. I mean what moron goes out onto a pier during a HURRICANE?!?!

  • expert_textpert

    Too bad a huge wave didn’t wash them away to Portland.

  • daveinbedstuy

    http://www.diehipster.com has equally disturbing pics of more of their antics.

  • expert_textpert

    This video really pissed me off.

    While so many people were preparing their homes for the worst, these buffoons are out frolicking in a hurricane. Not realizing if they get hurt they’ll need medical attention which will use up resources that should be reserved for the truly needy.

    They’re laughing in the face of mother nature. I wish mother nature would have slapped them in the face.
    I wish they’d go home and I don’t mean to their studios in Williamsburg but home to their parents in Suburbia.

  • no-permits

    those idiots with the big blue ikea bags and bicycle helmets are really disturbing.

  • no-permits

    those idiots with the big blue ikea bags and bicycle helmets are really disturbing.

  • Here is what I saw:

    - a bunch of people experiencing natural phenomena, people who had an apparently realistic appraisal of how much risk they were putting themselves at and who became more conservative as the risk increased, and
    - a modest police presence that would have been deployed whether or not there any citizens nearby.

    The people in the video had exactly the sense of children, curiousity and playfulness and a sense of their own limits. Should we celebrate the loss of those qualities?

    I suspect that most of the comments are based on opinions formed independent of the video and long before the storm. Based on the comments, I was expecting to see five-to-ten emergency vehicles, with first responders making rescues that put the rescuers at risk. Instead, I saw a single van on a fixed post.

    • expert_textpert

      gman, I wanted to go “experience the natural phenomena”. I live across the street from the Narrows and wanted to go down to Shore Parkway and see the waves crashing up against the shore. BUT, I have the smarts to know that in a hurrican something (trees falling, objects flying, etc.) may happen and why take the risk. Why put my life in jeopardy? And if I need help, I’ll be risking the lives of those coming to my aid.

    • no-permits

      g-man, i didn’t see anyone who had a “sense of their own limits” or “became more conservative as the risk increased.” even with sheet metal flying around they were STILL out there.

      why put yourself in danger? is it worth it?

    • no-permits

      and the police WERE there for these idiots.

  • Here is what I saw:

    - a bunch of people experiencing natural phenomena, people who had an apparently realistic appraisal of how much risk they were putting themselves at and who became more conservative as the risk increased, and
    - a modest police presence that would have been deployed whether or not there any citizens nearby.

    The people in the video had exactly the sense of children, curiousity and playfulness and a sense of their own limits. Should we celebrate the loss of those qualities?

    I suspect that most of the comments are based on opinions formed independent of the video and long before the storm. Based on the comments, I was expecting to see five-to-ten emergency vehicles, with first responders making rescues that put the rescuers at risk. Instead, I saw a single van on a fixed post.

  • daveinbedstuy

    Along the lines of what Minard said, I was in Bucks County and went out around 11 PM and again at 3 AM to see if the creek was going to crest. It didn’t but the wind was so strong and I was surrounded by so many trees in pitch black that it was scary being out there.

  • Can’t blame them too much for checking out the storm during the daylight hours, before the storm got really bad. I think that any one of us older folk would have probably done the same in our day; but a lot of what they were doing was pretty moronic, like the thing with the bags.

  • dittoburg

    At least these hipsters are diverting the inexplicable rage and hate away from the hapless NYCHA residents from last week.

    Diagnosis: Some people round here clearly need to get laid. Pent up and bitter as ampalya

  • dittoburg

    At least these hipsters are diverting the inexplicable rage and hate away from the hapless NYCHA residents from last week.

    Diagnosis: Some people round here clearly need to get laid. Pent up and bitter as ampalya

  • Good grief the hipster bashing is so boring and old already. They have contributed to much of what has changed Brooklyn and that everyone loves (cool foods, bars, restaurants, craft, etc). I’m not a hipster, nor their age, but on the whole they’re at least generally living up life and not harming anyone. Life is good when this is people’s big fixation and cause for derision.

  • I know I’m a boring oldster. It was fun when it was new. I dont care much and should ignore, and just list it up there with Park Slope, cyclist, and kids-at-bars rant threads.

    (since I’m formerly PS, a cyclist, and take my kid to bar type places once in a blue moon, maybe I should be happy hipsters distract attention from me)

    - Debbie Downer