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Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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One subway stop from Manhattan, Williamsburg is a mecca for young creatives--an influential hub of current indie rock, hipsters, and the local art community. Stroll on a continuous 3.2 km (2 mi) string of waterfront esplanades or cycle along Bedford Avenue. This Brooklyn neighborhood, once characterized by manufacturing, was rezoned for residential use and has been gentrified over the last couple of years. A melting pot of ethnic groups--including African Americans, Hasidic Jews, Italians, Poles, Puerto Ricans, and Dominicans--the area has attracted artists, musicians, and the urban underground since the 1970s. It's brims with art galleries, artisan shops, boutiques, gourmet restaurants, indie theater spaces, and late night music, dance, and performance events. To visit Williamsburg and get the most from your holiday in Brooklyn, create itinerary details personal to you using our Brooklyn travel route planning tool.
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  • We spent a weekend in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and had a most enjoyable time. It's a great place for walking, people watching, eating, and hanging out. There's so many cafes, restaurants, and great.....  more
    We spent a weekend in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and had a most enjoyable time. It's a great place for walking, people watching, eating, and hanging out. There's so many cafes, restaurants, and great.....  more »
  • Some really great restaurants and stores. Definitely an area for young people to work, eat and play. 
    Some really great restaurants and stores. Definitely an area for young people to work, eat and play.  more »
  • I predict this neighborhood will be popular someday! Keep an eye on it- it is definitely up and coming! 
    I predict this neighborhood will be popular someday! Keep an eye on it- it is definitely up and coming!  more »

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