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Brooklyn - Soho

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Brooklyn - Soho

We are looking at staying in Williamsburg during our visit to New York. We have friends that live in Soho that we will be catching up with regularly- could somebody please advise the easiest subway route from Williamsburg to Soho and approx how long this journey takes?

If its to much hassle it might be easier for us to look at staying somewhere closer to them.

Thanks :)

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1. Re: Brooklyn - Soho

It sort of depends on which part of Williamsburg and which part of SOHO

http://www.mta.info/maps/submap.html

If in the more fashionable part of Williamsburg you will take the L train into Manhattan and then, somewhere along 14th street, switch to whichever downtown line gets you closest to your friends. (Which I assume your friends can advise.)

Travel time varies by time of day and speed of train connections.

No reason to spend a lot more $ to be closer to your friends IMO. (Assuming you are in a legal hotel.)

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2. Re: Brooklyn - Soho

As kaye says, Williamsburg is more directly linked to 14th st. which on the east side is the east village and on the west side is the border of Chelsea & the west village.

maps.google.com

will show you travel distance if you type the hotel name to their address and click the train icon on the upper left corner. Don't rent an illegal apartment!

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Thanks for your replies!

We are not really concerned about finding a cheaper option - it's our 2nd time visiting and we thought it might be cool to stay near williamsburg this time round for a different experience (we enjoyed our day trip there last visit.

My bf is concerned though that we will be to far away from all the action in manhatten - just trying to decide. Thoughts?

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4. Re: Brooklyn - Soho

Williamsburg has its own "action". That said, if you plan on spending a lot of time in Soho and other parts of Manhattan, maybe it isn't the best choice for where to stay. You can certainly visit Williamsburg without staying there.

What do your Soho friends have to say about the choice? They know you better than we do :-)

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5. Re: Brooklyn - Soho

Quick and easy commute with L train subway connections that can get you most places easily.

Williamsburg also has night life that you may wish to sample.

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6. Re: Brooklyn - Soho

Depends on your dates and budget and tastes. If you'rre spending most nights with friends in Soho, I agree, what do they say?

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7. Re: Brooklyn - Soho

They have actually only just moved over from aus so still finding their feet. We were thinking of splitting our 7 nights up - a few nights in manhattan and the rest in williamsburg. Was just worried the commute would be to much of a hassle / to time consuming if we did want to go back and forth a fair bit. Your replies have all helped though so Thankyou!

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8. Re: Brooklyn - Soho

Instead of staying of staying in Williamburg, I suggest, you grow a beard, wear black glasses, fashion a sallow complexion, wear a knitted cap in August , display a constant face of angst, and type thoughtfully on a laptop at coffee shop and save yourself a lot of time riding on the "L" train. And do not forget some strategic ink.

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