Where Yuppies raise their hipster children.
(Two Park Slope Yuppie mothers discuss their children in yoga class at the YMCA)
Yuppie Mother #1: This morning I asked my son what a hipster
Yuppie Mother #2: Do you mean those low-rise underwear?
Yuppie Mother #1: That's what I thought, but when I asked him he logged onto his Facebook account and showed me pictures of him and his friends.
Yuppie Mother#2: Well, do you know what a hipster is now?
Yuppie Mother #1: Not completely, but I do understand that they all wear ironic T-shirts under flannels. Oh, and they all flaunt their ironic facial hair.
Yuppie Mother #2: You sound like you are describing the homeless man who lives next to my brownstone.
Yuppie Mother#1: Oh, I've got it now! A hipster is just an ironic hobo!
Park Slope is an extremely wealthy area in Brooklyn, NY. It's filled with white yuppies and their toddlers and used-to-be hippies and their now stoner teenagers. Teens are always out on the street drinking and smoking, and nobody seems to notice. Despite substance abuse, Park Slope children seem to all be gifted with academic and artistic talents. Many high-schoolers attend well-reputed specialized high schools (Laguardia, Stuy, Brooklyn Tech, Midwood, Murrow) Park Slope kids are part of a very elite, exclusive society, they rarely interact with kids from different neighborhoods. Despite this, Park Slope still draws many incoming families, Manhattanites frequently move to this section of Brooklyn, as it is looked upon as an ideal place to raise children in an urban environment. Park Slope has historic brownstones sloping down from the magnificent park and its avenues are filled with cute (but hightly overpriced)boutiques and such. It's architecture and landscaping are beautiful, making this area very attractive.
park slope teen:
yo after we get back from drama practice lets go to the park and get some tree, after that we can go to my million dollar apartment and when my parents go out we can have the whole neighborhood over and have at least 3 people rushed to the hospital for mixing wrong pills.my parents wont find out, they're too busy with their own affairs to ever relize their kid is fucked up
Park Slope, Brooklyn, is an otherwise unremarkable residential neighborhood which, historically and up until fairly recently, was home to mostly ethnic-Catholic working class families (Irish, Italian, Puerto Rican). Although many of the white working class families relocated to Staten Island and New Jersey during the "White Flight" of the 1950's and 60's, the neighborhood managed to retain its family-oriented character throughout the 1970's and 80's despite claims by outsiders that the area was "blighted" and in desperate need of "revitalization."
Some time during the late 1980's and 90's, Park Slope wound up as a prototype of "Modern Urban Living" for WASP-ish, hippie-influenced, liberal-arts school graduate, spoiled suburban children of the baby-boomer generation (i.e. "Yuppies"), inspired by television and movies, who envisioned Park Slope's quaint tree-lined streets as a real-life Sesame Street set, perfect to raise children among other like-minded individuals in an urban setting. As one Yuppie describes, the idea of having "chance encounters" on the street with other Yuppie acquaintances identical to herself excited her and influenced her decision to move to Park Slope.
Nowadays, the pre-gentrification families native to Park Slope have almost completely been either priced out or bought out, to be replaced by outsiders willing to pay multiple times the amount of rent for the same apartments simply for the right to say they live in "Park Slope." Those native...
The amsterdam of new york city. substance abuse and drinking anywhere are practically legal here.
Dude 1: lets go to amsterdam!
Dude 2: WHy? PArk slope is five subway stops away
Dude 1: o yeah everything goes in park slope!
Who would've guessed that one of the most elite communities in New York would be a neighborhood in Brooklyn? Believe it. Park Slope people could roll with westchester or upper east siders anyday. Park Slope is much more than a neighborhood, it's a lifestyle, this may sound chiche but it is 100% true. Full of yuppies, and yuppie stores, and yuppie restaurants, this is a place were everybody lives in an apartment and sends their kids to public school (because of their extreme liberal-ness, park slopers believe public school is just as good as private), except they forgot to tell you that this was the best ranked public school in nyc, and their apartment (that they claim is modest) cost 1 million+. It is all about being material, in a casual way. Yuppies pretending to be Hippies, who buy trendy organic food, "don't see" their kids smoking pot, and spend time with nature in the park. Park Slope is a very close and tight-knit community, its like living in a small town, except you're in the city- its very picturesque and everybody knows each other. If you dont live in the slope, don't go there, you will feel very out of place.
Park Slope is pretty much the awesomest place in the world to live; If you can crack your way into this unified community.