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Entry from October 30, 2010
Hipster Express (Knowit Express buses from Brooklyn to Washington, DC nickname)

The Knowit Express announced bus service from Washington, DC (U Street Corridor) to Brooklyn (Park Slope), beginning October 22, 2010. It was dubbed the “Hipster Express” (cited in print since at least October 8th) because of its low cost (special student fares), free wi-fi, free bike transport, and non-Manhattan location.

The New York City subway’s L-train has been called the “Hipster Express” since at least 2003.


The Knowit Express
. Free wi-fi, plug-inʼs and more leg room
. Lap top borrow service
. The best in-city pick up and drop off locations in Washington, DC (U Street Corridor), New York City (Penn Station), and Brooklyn, NY (Atlantic/Flatbush)
. Special student fares
. Deals on local dining, retail, and tours
. Free bike transport (check FAQ for further details)

Prince of Petworth - DC’s neighborhood blog
New bus line: U Street to Brooklyn launches on Friday October 22
08 October 2010 11:30 AM | By Prince Of Petworth in Transit
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COMMENTS
08 October 2010 12:38 PM | jcm Said:
They should have called it the Hipster Express.

08 October 2010 1:12 PM | Goku Said:
Ditto lol

TBD
Hipster Highway: New shuttle service to run from U Street to Brooklyn
October 13, 2010 - 03:20 PM
By Dave Jamieson
UPDATE, 2:20 p.m. Thurs: Due to an outcry from hipsters and others, the Penn Station stop has been eliminated. The bus will run directly between U Street and Brooklyn.
ORIGINAL: As of Oct. 22 a new bus line will be running from U Street NW in Washington to the Park Slope area of Brooklyn. There are several things the operator guarantees you’ll find on board. Among them: Free wi-fi, a laptop borrowing service, room to stow a limited number of bicycles, and a comfortable and reasonably priced ride.

There are also several things the operator does not guarantee but that you’re likely to find on board nevertheless: Tapered black jeans, messenger bags, non-prescription vintage glasses, and iPods loaded with songs by this groundbreaking band that you’ve probably never heard of.

It’s been dubbed the Hipster Express, though in official company papers and on its website it’s better known as TheKnowItExpress.

Washington (DC) Post - Dr. Gridlock
All aboard the ‘Hipster Express’
Washington Post staff writer Stephen Lowman is riding the inaugural trip of the “Hipster Express” today from U Street to Brooklyn. Check back for periodic updates.

By Michael Bolden | October 22, 2010; 10:03 AM ET
A 55-seat charter bus dubbed the “Hipster Express” began its inaugural journey from the District to Brooklyn a little after 8 a.m. Friday.

Officially known as the Knowit Express, the bus line provides direct service between Washington’s U Street neighborhood and the Park Slope section of Brooklyn. >Internet commentators have nicknamed the bus line the “Hipster Express” because of the supposed wealth of skinny jean-wearing, indie-rock-loving individuals that can be found in both areas. Unlike other DC to NYC buses, Knowit Express does not stop in Manhattan.

Washington (DC) Post
New ‘Hipster Express’ bus links two cultural hot spots: U Street and Brooklyn
By Stephen Lowman
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, October 24, 2010; 12:01 AM
NEW YORK - Friday morning, as the bus pressed ahead through Maryland on its way to New York City, one rider contemplated her hipster credentials.

The woman, who asked that she not be identified because she had called in sick to work, laughed and said, “I think everything about me is a hipster.”

Would she care to elaborate?

“No.”

“That’s a very hipster response,” said Christa McDonald, who was sitting in the seat ahead.

The women were on the inaugural trip of the KnowitExpress. But another name has been coined for it: the Hipster Express.

Posted by Barry Popik
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