Or almost. I sold this piece to the Metropolitan section about five months ago, at which time I also received the edits for the piece that was supposed to run over the summer. At the time, it included the term hipster. But fast forward nearly half a year and the term had fallen out of favor with the Powers That Be. In this New York Magazine article about the downfall of the "hipster," it was noted:
In August, after noting that the New York Times had printed hipster as a noun or an adjective more than 250 times in the previous year, Philip Corbett, the paper’s grammarian, wrote an open letter to the newsroom warning against its use.When the fact checking desk called me, I was asked if I could come up with another term to describe the Williamsburg cliche. I could not so we settled on using the visual description of clothing and facial albeit without the ubiquitous label.
Now personally, I think the piece was improved by the word's removal. The term "hipster" has basically become an insult hurled at anyone who wears ugly clothing that's a bit too tailored or facial hair that's a little too woodsman-y.