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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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  • Here you forget almost the fact that is it in New York. You have not the almost unbearable noise levels, and that is so crazy busy. Priced even better, much casual restaurants. You could spend more time here.
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  • A fine area for some to stroll through it if you already have that ' required ' highlights of New York just are tired. All kinds of Nice shops, from big names to independent shops. Also plenty of eating and drinking places for especially very slowly to be able to do it and you do not race.
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  • Interesting site and differentiated. Worth knowing and take the ferryboat and go to DUMBO and from there, crossing the Brooklyn Bridge
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