Lumbersexuals. You’ve heard of them. They’re those hipsters who have axes even though they’ve never actually camped in the woods. They use wax in their perfectly manicured beards with the sole intention of looking rugged. They dress like Paul Bunyan despite the fact that they probably couldn’t survive without a Keurig.
But being ‘outdoorsy’ in a metropolitan place has become a trend that’s not limited to the Pacific Northwest anymore. It’s crept into the dredges of modern society in New York City for years now. Unfortunately, it’s all culminated in this cabin that you can now rent in Manhattan for the low, low price of $4,200 per month.
Per The New York Post:
A new-to-market rental unit at 15 W. 28th St. in Manhattan, whose listing categorizes the spread as a “penthouse studio,” is actually a hidden rooftop cabin. And best of all, its top-level perch looks out at the Empire State Building and the Midtown skyline — all for $4,200 monthly.
There’s nothing I hate more than this $4,200 fake-cabin hipster-haven that isn’t even an actual apartment – it’s a damn studio.
The worst part? It’s not even very cabin-y, they explain. Nope. There are no beams, there isn’t a fireplace, and the walls aren’t even fucking wood (which I thought was kind of a requirement of a cabin). The ‘cabin’ itself has white walls, wood flooring, large windows, sliding doors, and a skylight. So much like these people who all dress the exact same in an effort to be “different,” this shithole is an overpriced studio apartment dressed in cabin’s clothing. Makes me sick.
Call me crazy, but if you’re going to live in a cabin, at least do it in upstate New York where you can get a little peace of mind and some solitude rather than parking yourself in the middle of the largest metropolis of the western world. Thoreau would punch these assholes straight in the face. .
[via New York Post]
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