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Williamsburg

Brooklyn, NY
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Ranked #14 of 115 Attractions in Brooklyn
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Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping, Arts and crafts, Drinking
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

For Melbourne visitors, think Brunswick St & Smith St pre-gentrification ... pretty grungy and down-market, but with lots of development happening (not really a good thing). Lots of galleries, funky little shops, eateries and a hopping feel to it all. Bedford Av, the main street, is very busy and heavily populated. Step off in to the side and cross streets... More

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Woodbridge, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Apparently an up and coming area but not really the trendy, fun place we expected. Nothing really to do, dirty, full of graffiti

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

So many great places for Brunch ...The Rabbit Hole on Bedford. And just strolling. The Biergarten is another great stop. Have to walk the bridge, too

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Getting off the subway at Bedford Ave was like stepping into a different and very welcome more open world from the towering skyscrapers of Manhattan. So many nice shops and bars just made us both feel much more relaxed. The perfect weather helped too of course!

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Brooklyn, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

It's worth a visit to see where NY's "yutes" like to live these days. A very lively scene, full of bars. restaurants, and lots of stores and art galleries. Rents have gone sky-high in a neighborhood formerly known for cheap rents and a low cost of living. Gentrification in spades! Recommend a visit on a weekend, when folks are out... More

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Dallas, Texas
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62 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

check out the flea there at 50 kent ave on sundays. there is crossroad trading co, a cool ship and another weekend flea shop there that stays open til 7pm. hipster crowd. u can find many pple who dresses better than average.

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Atlanta, Ga
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It is a happening place filled with bars and restaurants. The aet and music scene is also hot. It is also priced accordingly by now, every. It as expenaive as Manhattan!

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St. Lucia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We have just returned form 6 nights in NY and are so very pleased we decided to stay in Williamsburg and not Manhattan. Although much older than the usual crowd here ( both in our 60s) we found Williamsburg incredibly warm and friendly, unlike our experience in Manhattan! Travelling to all the usual tourist sites was easy. We weren't enamoured... More

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Vancouver
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Went to New York for a summer vacation and stayed in Williamsburg with family. It was a very funky place to spend some time. We were warned that it was "filled with hipsters and don't be too taken aback by them" but coming from Vancouver, it felt like home. We spend a day just walking the Bedford strip absorbing the... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I recall back in 2001 when a pair of vendors along with me managed to go to the Burger King in that neighborhood after pulling out of Crown Heights for West Indian Day - my 6th appearance there! The area's flooded with gangs and posses, but we walked in with care. Got my chicken sandwich from inside the place, got... More

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