In my six years in NYC, I have lived two in Harlem, three in Chelsea, and now one in South Brooklyn. Each neighborhood boasted a proximity to other neighborhoods that I could explore in my spare time. While in Harlem, I would often walk south to Morningside Heights, or east to Spanish Harlem. In Chelsea, I would go down to Meatpacking and through the West Village on a weekly basis. Now, in South Brooklyn, I find myself drawn to Red Hook, and Fort Greene. But, for the first time in my life I have direct access to the G Train, and with that comes North Williamsburg (and Southern Greenpoint).
Caribbean eats & rum-centric cocktails in an eclectic, triangular space that only takes cash. Like the Flatiron Triangle of Brooklyn, NY.
Why use a billboard when you can use paint?
Berry Park is Williamsburg’s premier soccer bar. A European beer list and an expansive rooftop are the draws at this German-accented barroom.
Williamsburg, for me at least, was always the trendy cousin of Manhattan: great for clever outdoor markets, special (raw, vegan, fusion, truffle, buzzword) birthday dinners, spotting all-black-clad models / gallery girl rejects, counting tattoos, and sipping French press coffee. But honestly, I never thought of the neighborhood as an actual residence. It was more like a rowdy vacation home.
“Beer has dispelled the illness which was in me.” in Egyptian hieroglyphics is part of the mural composed by design great, Milton Glaser for the Brooklyn Brewery
OAK is an intimate restaurant and wine bar located in Williamsburg Brooklyn run by a husband and wife team of Sommeliers.
The store made its big move in November of 2002, and now enjoys the luxury of inhabiting a 5500 square foot clothing paradise in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Located in the heart of Williamsburg, The Bedford offers upscale pub cuisine and a casual neighborhood dining experience. A schoolhouse-styled front room, a dark lounge offer distinct spaces for American food & drink.
Owned by music label Captured Tracks, this shop’s collection includes local artists & bootlegs.
With ease of access only a few stops away, the seventies vinyl siding of North Williamsburg’s less than stellar architectural remnants is now only minutes away.
Design headquarters also features coffee, food & cocktails plus rotating DJs & art exhibits.
The Counting Room, upscale nightspot housing a wine bar on the ground floor & a cocktail lounge downstairs.
Watertowers, and the industrial landscape of Brooklyn, NY
Williamsburg, and Greenpoint, a place for growing families
“I come from nowhere Brooklyn, New York. Williamsburg, Brooklyn. These days Williamsburg is kind of a hip area, but when I grew up there, the taxi drivers wouldn’t even go over the bridge, it was so dangerous.” – Barry Manilow
Also referred to as SNOMG and SNOWTF, the North American blizzard affectionately known as Juno is gracing Brooklyn. I am indoors, under a chunky knit blanket, having just made Italian wedding soup (gluten free) and sipping wine. The radiators are hissing away.
For the first hour, snow in NYC is gloriously white and pristine. The city is becalmed, and covered in a blanket of pixie dust. The streets close, the walkways come to a halt, and all is still. Then, the dogs begin to piss, and the oil leaks, and the soot returns. But, oh what a lovely hour!