City Desk

D.C. Hipness Heads to TV

The argument over whether D.C. is hip or not, reawoken a month ago (!) by the Atlantic Wire, no longer needs any sort of "news peg" or "relevance" to justify stories about itself. And so, WUSA9 ran a story last night about whether D.C. is hip.

Morgan Greenhouse, VerdeHouse founder and #hipDC Twitter campaign backer, makes an appearance. So does 11th Street's Meridian Pint-Coupe-Wonderland Ballroom cluster, which is apparently known as the "hip strip" but seems more like a gentrification beachhead.

"We're hipper than Atlanta, not as hip as New York," says anchor Derek McGinty, which would seem like the kind of compromise that would settle this once and for all. But probably not.

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Comments

  1. #1

    "We're hipper than Atlanta, not as hip as New York." DC is the wintry mix of hip.

  2. #2

    I'm not so sure about being hipper than Atlanta, incidentally. Does anyone call us HOTlumbia? Nope.

  3. #3

    I lived in Atlanta. It sucks. Suburban cities are hip like... J. Crew.

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