More and more of my friends have started to leave New York, as the cost of living has gone up too much for most young people to afford.
Also its not easy trying to find work out here.
And in the end, why do we all want to live in a place that has so much hostility?
This is more than Hipsters being to blame. This is more landlords keeping rental vacancy rates in the city around 1%. It’s a very tough housing market for anyone looking to just rent.
You could live in Austin, Texas for 1/3 the cost of New York.
What in the end do we all get out of New York? I love it here, some days. Biking around, discovering new areas.
Living in a walkable city.
But at what cost?
This anger fueled the website, Die Hipster. But his mistake was putting all blame on the hipsters. So many factors made this city tough.
As one commenter said, New York changes every 7 years. Right now, in 2013, this is a city I don’t see increasingly as a place for young people throughout the country to move to.
Unless there really is enough employment for people to justify moving here. And man, I really don’t understand how the lower middle class can possibly survive here. Maybe commuting everyday from Long Island – where is there cheap rent still? Subsidized housing? Is there really still enough of that to go around?
So guess what, in the end Die Hipster wins. I see less and less people trying to struggle to make it out here. So New York may return to what it was – more localized, less people moving from the Midwest.
I’d be curious to see the trends in 2013.
And how New York changes by 2020. How Diehipster’s kids will see the city.