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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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Where to stay in Brooklyn

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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  • Lots of coffe shops (Charter my favorite), bars, resturants, shops in a funky fun area that is bing revitalize. All price ranges and all places gets crowded, especially nights and weekends. Reminds me...  more »
  • I've lived in this neighborhood for many years and watched it change over that time. While the neighborhood has really changed it hasn't lost it's charm. The difference is you have to go an extra bloc...  more »
  • Lots of places to hang out, eat or get a drink. Brooklyn Brewary. Lots of people, street art opal over the place. Ran into a street festival yesterday with good live music. Decent reatail shopping.  more »