Williamsburg has long been the shiny jewel of the hipster paradise known as Brooklyn. The area is strongly and undeniably in the clutches of gentrification, with the price of living on a constant rise, forcing the bohemian inhabitants to discover yet another artsy enclave to call home.
For now, though, Williamsburg is still holding onto its identity.
Outdoor markets hawking all sorts of crafts and clothes are very common in Williamsburg
As I wander around Williamsburg, there are just a few days left until the presidential election comes to its unavoidable ending, and the streets of Williamsburg are buzzing with excitement, fear and strong political opinions. Williamsburg, just like most of America/the world, is decidedly pro-Hillary and anti-Donald.
People-watching is a fantastic sport in Williamsburg. You can spot the latest trends, maybe discover a completely new trend, or just come across someone dressed as a clown or a hippo. Anything goes.
Williamsburg is also a great spot to do some shopping or try some exotic cuisines
Smorgasburg is a great place to try some delicious treats. The seasonal outdoor market in Prospect Park has a wide range of international cuisines on offer, and the view of Manhattan’s skyline is incredible!
Try some delicious chaat – a popular street food from Northern India
And don’t forget the delicious donuts at Dough!
You’re probably gonna be thirsty after all that street food.
Well, Williamsburg is full of fantastic bars. There’s also the Brooklyn Brewery, if you wanna try some locally brewed craft beer. And if the brewery seems too crowded, nearby bars like The Counting Room or the beautiful rooftop bar at the Wythe Hotel are great options too.
Just grab a few drinks and get ready to grab life by the hot sauce!