Friday, March 25, 2011

Streets: Williamsburg!

When I took my husband to the dumpling cooking class last week we also had the opportunity to walk around Williamsburg for a bit after.  This fun Brooklyn neighborhood is just one subway stop from Manhattan on the "L" train.


Its low rents and large spaces were a destination for artists and musicians for many years, and it has really become an especially hot place to live over the past 10 years.


In recent years there has been rapid development of housing and commercial space, but like most places in New York City, as it becomes more popular the rents and prices go up, up, up.


I spotted this indoor flea market on Meeker Avenue but we didn't get a chance to go inside.  I will definitely be going back to check it out though!



We ended our outing with a couple of beers at Spike Hill on Bedford Avenue, which is one of the main commercial strips full of bars, shops and restaurants.



All in all, a perfect outing!

17 comments:

Clare B said...

Great street scenes. Williamsburg seems to have definitely hit the "cool" factor is the number of celebrities you hear about living there are anything to go by. Hopefully the flea market still has a few bargain finds.

justine said...

oh it all seems way cooler than anything we have here in Kent! i am so envious, fantastic selection of street shots here, love the second one with the man looking at you,

Ashley Sisk said...

This looks like my kinda place - a little quieter than Manhattan...and a little less expensive it seems like. I was in NYC yesterday for a few hours (otherwise I would have let you know in advance) - so much hustle and bustle!

Jamie said...

What an awesome looking neighborhood! My kind of place.

Sassafrass said...

Stunning street scenes, once again! Bravo~

refrigeratormagnate said...

Looks like a very interesting place...
and some very refreshing beverages, too! :)

Dorian Susan said...

Oooh I love these street photos....especially like that large sign.

Krystal said...

oo that beer looks good!! I went lived in brooklyn for kindergarten! :)

Virginia said...

HIPSTERS!

Heh.

Love the photos. :)

Lina said...

Sounds like a lovely outing! Although I love visiting Williamsburg and eating there, it is so NOT on my list of places I'd like to live... I guess I'm not hip enough for it though. ;)

- Lina
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Buckeroomama said...

LOVE that second shot! Great street scenes as usual. :)

Anna said...

Looks like a fun trip. I love B&W! It gives such a timeless quality to the captures.

Kat Sloma said...

I absolutely love all of these street images!!

Anika said...

I love williamsburg, it is a nice place to live and FULL of hipsters ;)
Great shots! Looks like these people were more aware of being shot than some, eh?

Tracey said...

Great photos, and sounds like a fun time.
You are DEFINITELY going to have to go back to see the Flea Market ... I bet it's amazing in there! :)

Maddy said...

I never get to trek over to Brooklyn, but it looks like the perfect place to take a stroll this summer. Lots to see and do for a day visit.

brandy-son Zen master flash said...

It really does look like a perfect day. That flea market is very appealing to me.....someday...someday...