Think you know Williamsburg, the Brooklyn neighborhood that has become a byword for cool? You might think again when you hear these firsthand accounts from longtime residents who make some of the beer, food, jewelry and, of course, music that give the neighborhood its cachet. Though the area has changed of late, with new apartment buildings and more families moving in, the spirit of creativity that made it a popular destination in the first place remains one of its most powerful draws.
by nycgo.com staff
Date Published: December 21, 2015
For more than a century, this Brooklyn neighborhood is where New Yorkers have come to play. In this video, a sideshow performer, the proprietor of a famous local pizzeria and the neighborhood’s unofficial mayor let you know why the seaside getaway (and attractions like the terrifying Cyclone roller coaster) are still irresistible today.
You're most likely to visit Prospect Heights because of the major attractions bracketing the neighborhood: Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Public Library and the Brooklyn Museum near its southern boundary, and Barclays Center—home of basketball's Brooklyn Nets and hockey's New York Islanders—to the northwest. Once you've made the subway ride out, though, don't miss the subtler charms in between: historic brownstone architecture, mom-and-pop shops and a thriving restaurant and bar scene.