Things to Do In Williamsburg Brooklyn
There are plenty of things to do in Williamsburg Brooklyn, a neighborhood full of trendy eateries, shops, and other interesting attractions. Whether you’re a single, young urbanite or you’re raising a family, Williamsburg is a great place to live.
There are lots of things to do in Williamsburg Brooklyn — so many, the area has become a hub of nightlife and activity. A widely diverse neighborhood, semi-industrial Williamsburg attracts people of all ages to move there and enjoy life among its neo-rustic bars and vintage stores.
How to Get There
Where is Williamsburg? Well, according to Time Out New York, it’s bounded by the East River and Newtown Creek (an estuary that separates Brooklyn from Queens) and bordered by Bedford-Stuyvesant to the south and Greenpoint to the north. (Time Out also notes that the exact border between Williamsburg and Bushwick, located to the southeast of Williamsburg, is a bit ambiguous.) The G, J, M, Z, and L subway lines stop in Williamsburg, giving residents access to all the boroughs of New York City; transfer to the LIRR to get from Williamsburg to Long Island.
Where to Eat and Drink
Looking for a good place to hang out, meet some new people, and have a good time? Here are some of Brooklyn’s latest dining hot spots.
Reynard | 80 Wythe Ave.; 718.460.8004 | This hotel restaurant is brought to you by Andrew Tarlow, the restauranteur credited with redefining the Brooklyn dining scene. Whether you’re getting together with friends or on a date, Reynard will be sure to impress.
Dover | 412 Court St.; 347.987.3545 | If you’re looking for a classic cuisine with a French accent, stop in at Dover. This new Carroll Gardens storefront restaurant has become one of the area’s trendiest eateries. Some are even calling it a “hallmark of the next era of Brooklyn cooking.”
St. Anselm | 355 Metropolitan Ave.; 718.384.5054 | Savvy New Yorkers know that a great dining experience doesn’t have to be fancy. In the mood for some good food at some really reasonable prices? St. Anselm is known for its amazing, juicy steak that just falls off the bone — and it’s one of the best bargains around.
What to Visit
In addition to great restaurants and nightlife, Williamsburg is close to many points of interest and other fun things to do. Here are a few can’t-miss attractions.
The Brooklyn Bridge | Tillary St. at Adams St. | One of NYC’s most famous landmarks. Be prepared to walk a mile to cross it, and a mile to go back (unless you cab it back if you’re too tired!).
Brooklyn Museum | 200 Eastern Pkwy.; 718.638.5000 | This is the second-largest art museum in NYC. Give yourself ample time to explore its collection and prepare to be amazed.
Coney Island | 1000 Surf Ave. | An amusement destination since the late 19th century, Coney Island is a quintessential NYC attraction. Stroll the boardwalk, check out the circus sideshow, and go into the small shops — some which have been there for years. Great for families.
McCarren Park | 776 Lorimer St.; 718.218.2380 | Need a dose of green space to go with your city lifestyle? Head over to McCarren Park. It has everything from running tracks to bocce courts, and even a pool. It’s a must-visit in the summer, and great fun in the winter — don’t forget to check out the ice skating rink!
There are plenty of things to do in Williamsburg Brooklyn. Whether you’re a single, young urbanite or you’re raising a family, Williamsburg is a great place to live.
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