Williamsburg is a popular neighborhood in Brooklyn. This rapidly growing area is home to artists, hipsters and many historically ethnic communities.
Have you explored this hip, ultra-trendy neighborhood? Maybe you are a NYC resident but haven’t frequented all the places on your list. If you are a New York City newbie, you might need a little direction on where to start exploring this exciting area.
Join us as we explore popular sites, eateries and more.
Where to Stay
The Hoxton, located on Wythe Avenue, blends in with the vibe of this hip neighborhood. Fireplaces are placed throughout the hotel, creating a luxuriously, cozy feel.
The William Vale is eye-catching, to say the least. This hotel boasts a unique design, and it towers above the other buildings in the area. The rooms here are modern, and some balconies let you have a great view of the City.
If you are in the mood for Italian food, Barano is a great option. With choices like wood-fired pizzas, pasta and a large cocktail menu, there is something for everyone.
For a taste of the South, try Pies-N-Thighs. This restaurant opened in 2006 under the shadow of the Williamsburg Bridge as a tiny kitchen with 6 stools. Now, they’ve been given the title of having the best Apple Pie, Fried Chicken, Donut and Biscuits by various news sources.
Concord Hill offers many options with various takes on American food. Popular items include brioche French toast and roasted chicken with Japanese sweet potatoes.
Things to Do
When visiting Williamsburg, a trip to Domino Park is essential. Located on the old Domino Sugar Refinery site, this park is great for families with children. There is a large playground and two water features to cool off at the end of a busy day.
There are lots of options for shopping while in this area. Concrete & Water is a boutique, featuring clothing for men and women.
Williamsburg also has a great nightlife scene. Try The Knitting Factory, a NYC favorite for decades. Live shows and comedy acts grace the stage nightly.
Check out Artist and Fleas, open only on the weekends. Boasting more than 45 vendors, this market is perfect for picking up a souvenir or gift for an art loving friend. Craft makers and designers display their wares for sale each Saturday and Sunday.
For a delicious meal, try Antica Pesa. This Roman restaurant has been owned and operated by the Panella family since 1922. The restaurant uses traditional family recipes, and they partner with local small businesses to obtain their organic produce and ingredients.
Love the area and want to stay more than a few hours? There are some wonderful rental properties currently available on RentHop in the WIlliamsburg area.
You can get a private room to a fully decorated 3-bedroom home with housekeeping services provided. A few properties include:
- 146 South 4th Street Apt. 7F-Studio Apartment with 1 bath
- 440 Kent Avenue-3 BR, 2BA with all utilities and housekeeping
- 81 Olive Street -Private room with 1 bath
Someone already snatched these listings up? Check out RentHop for current available spaces to rent in Williamsburg.