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Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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#2 of 9 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. Work out when and for how long to visit Williamsburg and other Brooklyn attractions using our handy Brooklyn itinerary planner.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Very picturesque place, with good options of bars frequented by young audience. Special mention to the Brooklyn Brewery, which deserves a visit for those who like to "craft" beers. At the end of the day, we recommend a visit to the Rooftop on Whythe Hotel.
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  • August 13, 2017
    The whole neighborhood changed over the last 10 years. From cool hip place to $15000 per month rentals , Maserati cars around the block. This exact same thing happened to SoHo in NYC and make the neig...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Men feeling this Manhattan chic and your typical Williamsburg is Manhattan and I can feel the other vintage appeal. The building depicted in every visit fun've got graffiti.
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To enjoy views of the Manhattan skyline and have easy foot access to most of the borough's major attractions, stay in Brooklyn's downtown area. The borough's main tourism district, this area offers both luxurious accommodations for visitors wishing to splurge during their stay, as well as more economical lodgings for those traveling on a limited budget. If you don’t mind driving or taking the subway to most tourist sites, consider one of the neighborhoods outside Brooklyn's central area, such as Williamsburg or Prospect Park.
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