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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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  • Williamsburg is the new Manhattan, many places to eat, lounge or just relax. you'll find various sports bars for those wanting a few beers and catch the game. you can also walk thru the streets and se...  more »
  • We walked in Williamsburg, looking nice small shops, including vintage ones and having nice food in live and atmosperic places. 
  • Had breakfast here on a weekday morning (while on holiday) and everything seemed pretty quiet, however returning here on a Friday night showed a completely different side to the area. There are so man...  more »