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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Williamsburg and other Brooklyn attractions using our handy Brooklyn itinerary planner.
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  • When in Williamsburg you must go to Rough Trade Records. This is the Rough Trade record store that they have in London. They have all the "alternative" records you want. They are best for Indie hard t...  more »
  • I might be a little biased, since I used to live 5 minutes away from Williamsburg. But I would definitely recommend visiting the area, if you are going to NYC. Sure there might be a lot of tourists, b...  more »
  • A neighborhood with its own characteristics, highly touted. On Monday his everyday life goes smoothly. Interesting architecture and many thrift stores. Many places to get a drink. If you want, take a little walk.
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