Wow – this article has it all: “Bushwick artist”; “Brooklyn cyclist”; “photography assistant gig” – and is also revealing of the typical hipster’s finances and gentrification methods. This Josh got $1555 in tickets for blowing three red lights while blasting never-to-be-known music into his ears. First of all, how is he an artist? What makes him an artist? These cocksuckers swoop into Brooklyn from Flyoverlandia and immediately they label themselves artists. What a joke.
He claims that $1555 is 10% of his annual income. Woah, hold up. You mean to tell me this hipster makes only $15,550 a year and lives in the one of the most expensive parts of the country? Eats overpriced organic food? Drinks overpriced coffee? Yeah ok, not a chance he’s on parental support. And to any hipster apologist out there: don’t tell me he has room mates. I see no difference in one trustfunder or parent enabled hipster paying $2000 for an apartment by themselves or 3 or 4 blogtographers, waiters, and creative assistants affording it together. Either way, the landlord gets his asking price and rents remain high.
“He had considered fighting the tickets but copped to the traffic violations partly because he was going to be out of town and and was required to respond to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles within 15 days.”
Going to be out of town? Well, well, well – he’s also a traveler. Nice to know what you can do on a $15,000 a year salary. I hope more and more hipsters and bike snobs get fined like this. They are on bikes all the time but the bike lanes they begged for are empty. Rusty Schwinns are illegally chained everywhere to public and private property. Accidents are happening, pedestrians are getting hurt, and even the hipsters themselves are getting killed because of all their “look at me” bike activity – all in the name of colonizing Brooklyn and making it “better”.