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Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Categories: Neighborhoods, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web
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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  • Beautiful place especially the fair on Saturdays where several stalls catering for all nationalities
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  • A real neighborhood atmosphere, full of little restaurants / cool super bar, independent stores who change what you see elsewhere. Plenty of clothes shops perfect for vintage shopping! The view of Manhattan from the Park on l east river is beautiful
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  • Williamsburg has come a long way from what it used to be 20 yrs ago. It has literally boomed to be the city outside the city and at times even better. Heck Starbucks in Williamsburg serve wine. Great ...  read more »
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