neighborhood guide

Williamsburg

Williamsburg, once a neighborhood dominated by factory buildings, is now one of the hippest destinations in Brooklyn.

Williamsburg, once a neighborhood dominated by factory buildings, is now one of the hippest destinations in Brooklyn. The main drag, Bedford Avenue, boasts a number of quirky shops, boutiques, and secondhand stores, making it a popular shopping destination during the day. Once the sun goes down, young New Yorkers fill the many bars and restaurants in the neighborhood late into the night. Williamsburg is also known for its waterfront, which is home to excellent views of the Manhattan skyline and towering, glassy condo buildings. Photo courtesy of Eden, Janine, and Jim via Flickr.

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Upcoming Events

Fri 19

Madame Morbid’s Trolley Tours: Williamsburg Launch

January 12 @ 4:00 pm - January 29 @ 11:00 pm
Driggs Avenue & North 9th Street Brooklyn NY United States
Fri 19

The Game of Jewish Life

January 15 - February 22
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Every day until Feb 22, 2018
Jewish Children’s Museum Brooklyn NY United States
Fri 19

Schimanski viewing party

January 18 @ 7:00 pm - January 19 @ 10:00 pm
Schimanski Brooklyn NY United States
Thu 18

Kings of Karaoke

January 18 @ 10:30 pm - January 19 @ 1:00 am
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Weekly
The Rock Shop Brooklyn NY United States

Getting Here

L train to Bedford Avenue

L, G trains to Lorimer Street/Metropolitan Avenue

Nearby Neighborhoods

  • Bay Ridge
  • Bedford-Stuyvesant
  • Bensonhurst
  • Boerum Hill
  • Brighton Beach
  • Brooklyn Heights
  • Bushwick
  • Canarsie
  • Carroll Gardens
  • Clinton Hill
  • Cobble Hill
  • Coney Island
  • Crown Heights
  • Cypress Hills
  • Ditmas Park
  • Downtown Brooklyn
  • DUMBO
  • Dyker Heights
  • East New York
  • Flatbush
  • Flatlands
  • Fort Greene
  • Gowanus
  • Gravesend
  • Greenpoint
  • Kensington
  • Lefferts Gardens
  • Marine Park
  • Midwood
  • Mill Basin
  • Park Slope
  • Prospect Heights
  • Red Hook
  • Sheepshead Bay
  • South Williamsburg
  • Sunset Park
  • Williamsburg
  • Windsor Terrace