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Williamsburg, Brooklyn

(4.3/5 based on 1,100+ 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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  • Williamsburg is slowly getting to be the hottest new thing in NYC eventhough it is actually across the bridge in Brooklyn. It offers many shops, cafes, restaurant and great atmosphere.  more »
  • I expected more from this place, I expected more alias of Brooklyn in one piece, it was the first time we've been in Brooklyn and honestly just thanks for the hotel, nothing compared to the other side of the bridge.
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  • Williamsburg it's a great area in Brooklyn New York. Diversity of places to go and visit, And getting better, you can find restaurants,cafes,pizzerías, one of the Best area to visit is the south & nor...  more »