The Bay Ridge Courier’s Will Bredderman wrote yesterday of a new beer garden that will open soon on 5th Avenue at 92nd Street. Run by the Casatellis of Kettle Back and Ho’Brah fame, the new Lockyard (named in part for the Bridgeview Locksmiths that last held the address) will be ready to cater to Bay Ridge’s Hipster set, a demographic that Thomas Casatelli says has already made its beachhead in the neighborhood.
“A lot of different-looking people have been coming into the Kettle Black and they are definitely not from Bay Ridge… We’re getting people from Nebraska, Ohio, California, and they were all wearing the hipster uniform,” Casatelli told Bredderman.
No, wait – let me clarify that.
I actually like Hipster bars. I like Hipster bands. I like Hipster restaurants, so long as I don’t get price-gouged and have to read Time Out New York to know about the “secret” meny. I like a great many of the things that have popped up in North Brooklyn, particularly Williamsburg and Greenpoint, since the Hipster Kids started moving in.
I just don’t like Hipsters all that much.
Now, as I said a few weeks ago – I’m trying not to be the judgmental, holier-than-thou dbag that I’ve been in the past. (Though by some accounts on Twitter, I’m as big of a dbag as they come.) (They’re probably right.) (I digress.) So I shouldn’t be joining in on the Hipster H8r bandwagon. Right?
Nope. Sorry. I like the company of adults. Or, if I’m going to hang around people who act like kids, it should be because they’re actually kids, and not Brooklyn’s perennial Seventh-Year Seniors.
So to that end: Dear Casatellis – love what you’ve done with 3rd Avenue and 87th Street. Did you know that Ho’Brah is my new favorite taco place? I love the flour tortilla, so that’s saying a lot.
I’m looking forward to Lockyard. A lot. I wish you luck. I’ll see you there.
And once you open, please post this picture of the Hipster Demarcation Line in the front window.