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Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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#2 of 13 in Neighborhoods in Brooklyn
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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  • Although, I do not consider it as popular as it was a few years ago, it still is a nice neighborhood! A lot of new restaurants and bars are coming up that still makes me come and enjoy this neighborho...  more »
  • At the exit of Metro, we didn't know where to go to find the trendy neighborhood that is all! Disappointed in circles. You will learn more next time. I saw graffiti.
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  • As a native New Yorker, I spent my formative years growing up on the southside (in the heart of Williamsburg). Be sure to start at the Williamsburg Bridge Plaza for a look at the older buildings and o...  more »
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