Top 20 signs you've been in Lyn-Lake too long

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Photo by Kendra Sundvall

The intersection of Lyndale and Lake in Minneapolis has spawned not just a whole geographic district, but a way of life. And the longer you've been a part of it, the more it's a part of you. Sure, there's a segment of Lyn-Lake population who might get slurred with that dreaded "h-word" for their fashion choices, but there's a hell of a lot more to it than that. It's how you interact with the food, the bars the shows, the attitude, the mode of transportation, and the lay of the land.

Here are 20 signs compiled by Gimme Noise and friends that you've been in Lyn-Lake too long -- or 20 signs you'll never be in Lyn-Lake long enough, depending on how you look at it.


20. You're regularly chasing away unwitting intruders who mistake your duplex for the basement music venue across the street.

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Photo by Tony Nelson

19. You've taken enough smoke breaks outside Bryant-Lake Bowl to memorize all the typos in the clothing/shoe repair store sign across the street.

18. You have already turned this blog into a drinking game.

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Photo by Denis Jeong Plaster

17. You weren't the first owner of anything in your closet -- except your underwear. And the same goes for your pets.

16. You think receiving a pizza from a superhero in an electric car is totally normal.


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39 comments
Joe Duggan
Joe Duggan

Haha, I have definitely woken up, gone "where the hell is my bike?" just to eventually remember I locked it up half a block down from Cause.

Andy Imsdahl
Andy Imsdahl

#21 you know everyone in those pictures.

Dipe Cheque
Dipe Cheque

BRING BACK THE COUNTRY BAR OR SOMETHING EQUIVALENT

Chris Cowles
Chris Cowles

#22 You proudly proclaim that you're from Minneapolis, despite growing up in Alexandria.

Dan Mason
Dan Mason

#21 You're all coked out in some shit hole bar, hanging out with unwashed bicyclists with obscure mustaches, drinking over priced PBR.

Nathan James-swap
Nathan James-swap

Must be running out of stories, this was posted a few days ago.

Benjamin Gray
Benjamin Gray

Keith, I think its more about someone standing up against a bike as a prop rather than riding it.

Karen Watson
Karen Watson

I don't get it-still fun to read, though ;)

Jodee Meyer
Jodee Meyer

Screw you about Lunds. Maybe it's Rainbow.

Angela Licciardi
Angela Licciardi

20 reasons why you know you've grown up and have moved different neighborhoods or *gasp* the suburbs

Kay Pete
Kay Pete

Nott an Uptown girl but most def Mpls and surrounding suburbs girl cuz i grew up with and love alpphabetical streets. St paul is a challenge for me

Keith Chapman
Keith Chapman

does anybody see what is wrong in this pic? that is the right handlebar and that is a LEFT hand

MrShucks
MrShucks

....your articles are prime fodder for ironical facebook accounts trolling fans of The Current...

kurt124
kurt124 topcommenter

.........you suddenly realize that your fading tatts, having a bike and taking the bus as primary modes of transportation mean you need to grow up, move on and join society. 




SosMpls
SosMpls

Lyn-Lake might as well be the suburbs now. All the real hypsters are just visiting or passing through. They can't afford to live there any more. And, except for the booze, Muddy Waters was cooler when it was on 24th and filled with cig. smoke.

Katy Kessler
Katy Kessler

I remember when it used to be cool over there now it sucks. Or maybe it never was I just was 20 but it seems like back then it wasn't full of bros and terrible bars that attract bros.

Larry Tubbs
Larry Tubbs

Herkimer = worst microbrewed beer ever

ajlalk3
ajlalk3

If your favorite album is something that was created in Uptown, then you have horrible taste in music.

Bob Taugner
Bob Taugner

*snicker!* Northern Suburbs *giggle!*

Nathan James-swap
Nathan James-swap

Pretentious garbage. I'm past the age where living in uptown would have been considered " Cool " and have zero shame in saying that I live in the northern suburbs. Frankly, I'm sick and tired of all the bad mouthing of it. Who you are as a person is what makes one " Cool ", not the block you live on or the section of city its in.

Denise Boiselle Arambadjis
Denise Boiselle Arambadjis

I have been on this corner for 32 years and still loving it and all the great people and businesses that make up this neighborhood. THANK YOU for not calling us Uptown

Jeremy Hop
Jeremy Hop

I really use to LOVE CP. I really want to keep loving CP. Problem is? CP doesn't love herself anymore---these stories suck worse than the Strib...and that is as low as it gets.

Kat Coats
Kat Coats

um . . . . isn't lunds in Uptown, like straight up Uptown? like a block CLOSER to lake calhoun than Calhoun Square? Fail CP.

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