Jason Eppink is not a hipster. He doesn’t work in a bar, he isn’t currently couch surfing at a friend’s place in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and his latest public art project isn’t likely to set off any marketable trends.
Instead, Eppink takes the train everyday to his day job at a Queens museum (he won’t say which) and has lived for more than two years in somewhat less-hip Astoria.
But for some in the Queens blogosphere, Eppink is the prototypical hipster, making news last week for one admittedly eccentric side project — namely, dragging abandoned chairs down into the subway to give weary city straphangers a seat.
(In case you didn't catch that, "some in the Queens blogosphere" = us. Although it was NY1 who thought his chair fetish was newsworthy.)
Hey, if he dresses like a hipster, talks like a hipster and acts like a hipster, he has earned the title of hipster in my book. But the NY1 story did leave out a key piece of information, which the Chronicle clarified...
For more than a year, the Houston, Texas native has been rescuing wood, metal and plastic chairs...
And there you have it. The dude's a bonafide hipster.