The Fan is the Williamsburg of Richmond and Oregon Hill its Bushwick


At first glance your mind might race to good olde colonial Williamsburg but no, we’re talking about New York City. Gawker answers a question that I didn’t even know needed to be asked .

What is your city’s Williamsburg? What’s its hippest—or formerly hippest—or sometimes just youngest—neighborhood, the one with the art galleries and the boutiques and the lines for brunch? (And what, for that matter, is its Bushwick, or “Next Williamsburg”?) If you don’t know off the top of your head, don’t worry. We do, thanks to the collective knowledge of Gawker readers.

The whole thing is really ridiculous once you look at the data (see below) they’re basing their decision on. The numbers you see are the total number of votes received by Gawker. So the correct headline should read. Five out of seventeen think The Fan is the Williamsburg of Richmond.

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Conclusion: Don’t believe everything you read on Gawker.

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