City Desk

Internet Baffled by H Street’s “Politico Hipster”

Forbes is out with a list of the country's top neighborhoods for hipsters, and Washington's H Street is number 6.

"'Politico' hipsters flock to this D.C. hood, separated from the rest of the city by the H Street Bridge," writes the magazine that is probably least equipped to judge hipness or, apparently, how bridges work. (Not to mention that the bridge is actually called the Hopscotch Bridge and that H Street is only "separated from the rest of the city" if you look at it from Northwest.)

But what are the characteristics of the politicos hipsters and how closely tied are they to the Rosslyn news giant with a similar name? Some guesses, courtesy of Twitter and the #politicohipster hashtag:

Illustration by Carey Jordan

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  1. #1

    Thanks for pointing out the geographic idiocy.

  2. #2

    I'll give them a pass for "H Street Bridge", but "separated from the rest of the city"? Does that apply to Georgetown too? What about Navy Yard? Gosh, all sorts of things are separated from the city if you ignore the people who actually live there!

    I want these people to draw a map of the city. It would probably have Capitol Hill, the Mall, and H St surrounded by question marks and "here there be dragons".

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