I don’t mean the whole of Brooklyn though. This post is specifically about Williamsburg, which I loved so very much.
In Williamsburg there is amazing street art everywhere you look:
I’m a HUGE fan of street art so this, for me, is pure heaven!
If you’re lucky, you will run across one of these mobile art galleries parked in the middle of Bedford Avenue:
Williamsburg has amazing shops for all things vintage (Beacon’s Closet springs to mind), funky and creative. It’s kind of like Portobelo Road in London, but different, if you know what I mean. (Maybe that only makes sense to me, but there you have it.)
In Williamsburg, you can find anything from the fun and quirky:
To the amazing:
Williamsburg also has some great bars, cafes and restaurants.
I didn’t manage to visit every single one of them, that would be impossible, but I particularly loved Juliette’s, Marlow & Sons and The Union Pool. – This last one is great for live gigs! I definitely recommend it.
Old friends catching up at the Union Pool. :)
And the view, of course. How could I forget? Williamsburg has some of the best views of Manhattan.
If I ever moved to New York for good (one can hope, of course), I would definitely be torn between Williamsburg in Brooklyn or the West Village in Manhattan. Both areas are delightful, charming and oh, so cute.
And that’s it for Williamsburg, folks.
I still have tons of material on Brooklyn (DUMBO, the Brooklyn bridge, etc), but that will come later.
I may be back in Europe already, but my heart is still in New York. I miss it so much! New York surpassed every single expectation I had. The few months I lived over there were absolutely incredible and not nearly enough to satisfy my cravings and curiosity. It’s not like London, it’s not like Paris it’s not like Sydney and it’s not like São Paulo. It’s completely different and familiar at the same time. New York is not an imitation of anything. It’s completely unique. Everyone should go at some point. Definitely!
Lots of love.