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Do Hipsters Do Hyperlocal?: Bedford + Bowery Editor on Communities and Culture

Noah Davis

Do Hipsters Do Hyperlocal?: Bedford + Bowery Editor on Communities and Culture

NYU’s hyperlocal East Village blog is growing up and adding a few new ‘hoods. The Local, which had covered New York’s East Village and the Lower East Side, has become Bedford + Bowery, a site that now also covers the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and Bushwick. So what makes these neighborhoods — hipster havens of the highest order — a fertile proving ground for hyperlocal? We spoke with Daniel Maurer, the NYU professor who oversees the venture to talk a bit about how the project has evolved…

J-Students Go Local: Inside NYU’s East Village Hyperlocal Site

Noah Davis

J-Students Go Local: Inside NYU’s East Village Hyperlocal Site

As editor of The Local’s East Village blog, Daniel Maurer teaches his students about community reporting in the streets around their campus — letting them wet their feet online, and sometimes get picked up by the Times. The site is fully funded, but part of Maurer’s mission is also to remake the site into a viable business by bulking up restaurant coverage and other service features, setting the groundwork for ad sales, and potentially planning a neighborhood events series…