is known as an artist’s
neighborhood and a cultural mecca, both for its large artist
population and for the variety of trendy bars, restaurants and
specialty shops it offers. Once an industrial area, today’s
Williamsburg is a residential haven offering housing options from
historic brick row houses to lofts in former factories to modern
Williamsburg Brooklyn Real Estate is in a neighborhood immersed in popular culture but
still retaining its many historical influences. These can be
seen in the strong Hasidic and Italian communities that continue to
thrive here, as well as the small industrial section that remains
in what is now called East Williamsburg. There are also
various architecturally important churches here, as well as several
historic landmarks. The King’s County Savings Institution
dates back to 1860 and was built in the French Second Empire style,
giving it the appearance of an ornate mansion. The Domino
Sugar Factory, dating from 1856, is a trademark of Williamsburg’s
Williamsburg is bounded by Flushing Avenue to the south and
Metropolitan Avenue to the north, and runs from the East River to
the Brooklyn-Queens border. The Williamsburg Bridge spans the
East River and provides transportation to Manhattan, as does the L
subway line. The J/M/Z and G trains also serve
Bedford Avenue in this neighborhood is home to a large selection
of highly-regarded shopping, drinking and dining options, including
restaurants like Ako, offering Japanese cuisine and sushi, and bars
like the old-school style Rosemary’s Greenpoint Tavern.
Living in Brooklyn: Williamsburg Brooklyn Real Estate
If there's one neighborhood that captures the essence of ‘new Brooklyn,’ it's Williamsburg. Once known only for its industrial refineries
and factories, it has since developed an impressive – and well deserved – reputation as one of New York City’s hippest hot spots.
In the 1970’s, a surge of artists seeking out new and affordable digs made Williamsburg a mecca for the creative. The cultural
renaissance they forged remains indelibly embedded in the neighborhood’s vibrant spirit.
It’s impossible to walk through the heart of Williamsburg and not become immersed in its artistry. Graffiti-filled walls and uniquely designed storefronts are set against a
stoic backdrop of antiquated industrial structures –and there is beauty in more than just the scenery.
Williamsburg Brooklyn Real Estate is best known for its local art galleries and live music, for its poetry readings and its theaters. It overflows with an abundance of
artistic talent and cultural wealth. But Williamsburg is not just for the artists anymore; this ‘up-and-coming’ neighborhood has made its arrival, and offers more than a little
something for anybody.
What you won’t find here are today’s big brand names; instead, the sidewalks are lined with local businesses and boutiques, most of them
available only in Williamsburg. Their warm, friendly atmospheres and eclectic selections guarantee that you’ll come back for more.
If you’re looking for hip, trendy gear for the little ones, you can find the coolest hand-me-downs at the Flying Squirrel. Or take
a browse through Sweet Williams and check out the newest trends in both American and European fashion. For baby furniture and more,
there’s also the aptly named Cute Attack.
There’s more: for day-to-day wear, stop in at American Apparel and pick up a cool tee and jeans. For a night out, try Vaute Couture and peruse their trendiest offerings.
And for anything vintage, be it clothes jewelry or furniture, you’ll be delighted by Beacon’s Closet on Bedford Avenue or Two Jake’s Furniture on Wythe.
Wherefore art thou sweet Williamsburg?
Take in the sights, scents and sounds of this small town within the city…
Plenty of chic coffee shops, fun eateries, and great restaurants…
Any foodies will revel in the many scrumptious treasures hidden all over Williamsburg…
Williamsburg is firmly anchored in its historic landmarks, and draped in the images and artistry of its past…
Wherever you are in Williamsburg, you can be in Manhattan within minutes; whether by car, train, ferry or bicycle is up to you.
Spend your summers at McCarren Park with the kids in tow. Soccer, baseball and kickball games will keep them busy, and an Olympic-sized
swimming pool will keep everyone cool.
Date night? Make the most of the free outdoor films and live music in the moonlight at McCarren.
Exalt in the amazing aura of Williamsburg!
It doesn’t get any better than this: Williamsburg Brooklyn Real Estate is the place to be.
Manhattan’s night life is so close by that it may be tempting, but most nights there’s no need to leave the neighborhood. Wine bars,
breweries and pubs abound, and culture and diversity thrive here. No palate will go without.
Come. Experience the world of Williamsburg, and make it your home. You won’t regret it.
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This is where your inner creativity wants to be.
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