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Williamsburg

Brooklyn, NY
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Ranked #14 of 114 Attractions in Brooklyn
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Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping, Arts and crafts, Drinking
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Williamsburg is a fantastic little neighborhood in Brooklyn. Small shops and restaurants, warm and welcoming people, street art everywhere. I enjoyed it.

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Loganville ,GA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Greetings from Atlanta where I retired to about 7 years ago. I grew up in Brooklyn amd lived there till 1972 when I was like age 31 and retiurned to work there from 2001 to 2007, so I know the old and the new Brooklyn. Williamsburg is ok but nothing special to visit and there is one very over-rated restaurant... More

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Cotati, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Outstanding neighborhood filled with great places to dine, shop and hang out. Easy access to all NYC. Stayed in an Air BNB place - gave us the feel for living the New York life. Will definitely be back in the future.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Williamsburg it's just a great place to visit while in NYC. Spend an afternoon walking around the colourful streets, lots of cool shops, cafes and restaurants. Pop by La Esquina, they have great tacos and Margaritas.

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New York City, New York
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7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Williamsburg is what the Village used to be in the golden days of Manhattan: free, intriguing, interested, interesting, curious, forward, rich in color, status and ideas, full of potential, ready to change but unwilling to relinquish its character. Unfortunately, it's poised to become out of regular people's reach due to "hostile takeover" by large real estate developers. Stroll on Bedford... More

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New York
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51 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Williamsburg was formerly a working class neighborhood, now transformed by an influx of younger residents into a mecca of hip shops, cafes, bars, and restaurants. The place to be is Bedford Avenue for shopping, restaurants, and bars. If you need some greenery, stroll over to McKarren Park, where you can relax, picnic, or take a dip in the pool there.... More

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New York City, New York
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Visited friends in Williamsburg and didn't want to bother them by using their washer/dryer, and waste sunny days indoors so I called The Laundry Taxi. They were so friendly, prompt and laundry was done to my specific instructions. Couldn't asked for a better service, AND their service is FREE.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Check out "Smorgasburg", a food festival every weekend in Williamsburg during late spring-early fall

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

LOVE Williamsburg! The flea markets, the cafés, the colourful streets - it's just a great place to visit. Easy to get too on the subway from Manhattan and a great way to spend a day if your visiting NYC. Looking forward to our next trip so we can explore the area some more.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Raised in Williamsburg, Brooklyn....Williamsburg has changed in the last ten years. There are plenty of bars and restaurant to go to all over the northern end of Brooklyn.

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