Williamsburg is a neighborhood located in northern Brooklyn in New York City that sits along the East River. Major streets in the area include Interstate 278, Grand Street, Bedford Avenue and Broadway. Williamsburg has plenty of public transportation, including bus and train stops, and neighborhood residents typically rely on both.
The Williamsburg Mini Mall is located on Bedford Avenue and is filled with a handful of independent storefronts and cafes. You'll find candy shops, bookstores and more when you walk around this small indoor mall space. The Mini Mall isn't the only spot to find unique shopping in Williamsburg. Stores and restaurants are dotted all over the neighborhood, including resale shops where you can get gently-used clothing for reasonable prices.
Williamsburg is a hip neighborhood with a lively night life scene. There are plenty of bars featuring drinks from local breweries. You can order a full meal and drinks while watching the latest movies at Nitehawk Cinema. If you prefer to engage in other forms of entertainment, head to Barcade, a mix of a bar and an arcade.
Williamsburg has opportunities to learn more about the local culture. The City Reliquary is a museum of trinkets. You can get in to see the collection by giving a donation. The Brooklyn Arts Library is the home of the Sketchbook Project, where visitors can view the sketchbooks of local artists.