When the New York Islanders moved to their new home at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, adjustments had to be made by both fans and players alike.
The transition of moving to a new location is never an easy one, especially when you’re moving to such a high-profile location. Once thought of as perhaps a bit of a dangerous and dingy area, the bustling borough has taken on a new life as one of the trendiest places to live in the world. After all, people don’t simply move to Brooklyn as much as they become part of Brooklyn.
For Islanders teammates and well documented best buddies Nikolai Kulemin and Mikhail Grabovksi, the move presented them the challenge of truly attaining the ‘cool’ that comes with ownership of Brooklyn property. Thanks to a little help from hockey lifestyle magazine The Fourth Period, Kulemin and Grabovski had their progress to hipsterdom documented (mockumented?) for us to enjoy.
The video hits all the marks for perfecting Brooklyn life:
- Hip haircuts? Check.
- Vegan food? Check
- Coffee snobbery? Check
- Ukelele (ugh)? Check
- An underwear-clad Kulemin absolutely destroying a pair of skinny jeans trying to fit them over his hips? Check and check.
The video does an excellent job of both solidifying the duo's unbreakable bromance and making you wonder out loud why you and your best buddy haven't taken a tandem bicycle trip around the city recently.
With easy to follow videos like these anybody can achieve the Russian Hipster cool that is so very 'in' right now. Do everyone around you a favour, though, and please skip the ukulele. Seriously.