Historic Hasid-Hipster Powwow Proves the Value of a Common Enemy

Maureen O'Connor · 01/26/10 05:48AM

Williamsburg's hipsters broke bread with local Hasidim Monday at a community meeting where they discussed their disputed bike lane. "The debate didn't really get anyone anywhere," reports a local hipster. Uh oh, is that the sound of youthful idealism crashing?

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Gabriel Snyder · 12/08/09 09:53AM

bicycle activist describing the gulf between Hasidim and hipsters in Williamsburg, as revealed in a battle over bike lanes (Hasids say they fear "staring at members of the opposite sex in various states of undress"), to the New York Post.