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Williamsburg

Address: Brooklyn, NY
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Ranked #15 of 98 Attractions in Brooklyn
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: Arts and crafts, Shopping, City walk sightseeing, Drinking
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: Arts and crafts, Shopping, City walk sightseeing, Drinking
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Devizes, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Having lived in NY for 7 years in the Nineties and now having a son in Williamsburg it is one of our favourite places to visit and this Christmas was no exception. Williamsburg has "up & come" and is a delightful place to visit, with great shops (now boasts a J. Crew and Urban Outfitters!) fabulous restaurants & coffee shops... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Really enjoyed our visit to Williamsburg. There were no big high street chains and it was a welcome change from 5th Avenue. Numerous boutiques for varying budgets and great lunch venues (Sweet Chick anyone?? Chicken on Waffels!) Easy to get to on the L train from Union Square.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Dense area of shops, restaurants, bars and some local business. It is pricing up as the more affluent move in. Nice area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The night life in Brooklyn is great. Many bars and restaurants to choose from. For a relaxed night it is perfect. Parking is good as well.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This 'alternative' neighbourhood in Brooklyn reminded us - visitors from the UK - of the North Laine area of Brighton, with it's contemporary craft shops cheek by jowl with vintage clothes and jewellery, 'foodie' shops, and informal restaurants and coffee shops. We took the East River Ferry up from Dumbo but sadly it was a misty damp day so we... More 

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94 reviews 94 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Williamsburg is such a departure from Manhattan. It seems hip yet laid-back, accessible yet urban, and trendy yet too-cool-for-trendy. A ton of great little shops and restaurants. We enjoyed our stay in Williamsburg to visit family.

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Benzonia, Michigan, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We're a little late to the party here, but want to add our applause to this charming area. We bought very cool art on the street, checked out the wonderful cheese shop (the labels on the cheese are clever and hilarious) and really wished we had more time to spend there. Go for lunch and spend all afternoon!

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Roslyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

My Grandfather settled here when he emigrated from Slovakia and raised a family including my Dad. It's nice to see how Williamsburg has been gentrified with chic stores and great little restaurants. I really love coming back to my family's old neighborhood.

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NYC
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67 reviews 67 reviews
6 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Trendy neighborhood with wonderful restaurants. Brooklyn Bowl is an awesome bowling alley with great food and stop off for traditional German food and a huge beer menu at Radegast Hall & Biergarten (make sure you have ID!!). Sample local chocolate at Mast Brothers, right by the Biergarten. Yummy!!

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Brooklyn, New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Being a neighborhood, there are many parts to this area. There's the yuppies part, which is quite interesting with lots of places to hangout. Many bars. Then there's the Jewish area, which is so interesting. They definitely have great stores, and it's very entertaining.

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