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Known for its booming art scene, delicious food, and hipster lifestyle, the Williamsburg community truly offers something to fulfill all of your desires. From amazing vintage shopping to awesome techno music, here are our top picks for spending the day in one of Brooklyn's most vibrant areas.
New York, I love you, even though you bring me down and/or freak me out sometimes. While having romantic relations with a city is generally not advised, I think even the most fervent human-on-city naysayer makes an exception for the dashing, chiseled skyline of the Gotham metropolis. After leaving this 20th century Gentleman 18 months ago for a more rugged, nitty gritty European “Bad Boy” (also prone to never sleeping) by the name of “Berlin,” I finally returned to New York this Spring to see if I still have feelings for my old flame. More>>
New York, I love you, even though you bring me down and/or freak me out sometimes. While having romantic relations with a city is generally not advised, I think even the most fervent human-on-city naysayer makes an exception for the dashing, chiseled skyline of the Gotham metropolis. After leaving this 20th century Gentleman 18 months ago for a more rugged, nitty gritty European “Bad Boy” (also prone to never sleeping) by the name of “Berlin,” I finally returned to New York this Spring to see if I still have feelings for my old flame. More»
The streets of the Meatpacking District are always filled with some of the most fashion conscious people in the city. From models to actors, stylists to students, we caught up with some fashionably inspired New Yorkers all bundled up in their favorite cold weather accessories for what turned out to be a warm fall day.
New York City’s cultural center of gravity has officially hopped the L train. First stop, Williamsburg. Not so long ago, “Bridge and Tunnel” was a term that Manhattanites used to denigrate their borough brethren. Now, many Brooklynites use “B&T” to snarkily refer to their undesirable Manhattan neighbors. The times, they are a changin’. Today, the cultural cognoscente can fly into JFK and have a hip NYC vacation without ever stepping foot on Manhattan. And, Australian born, Manhattan bred, Dumbo residing Peter Lawrence is just the sort of global nomad who can help cement the trend by giving these “adventurous travelers” what he refers to as “practical luxury” at the Wythe Hotel.
Form follows function, and the Wythe Hotel’s “practical luxury” hospitality has picked up the plot where post-Schrager Manhattan hotels left off. The Wythe is all Brooklyn, all the time, in the best way. And come on, be honest, aren’t we all just a little tired of Manhattan? Williamsburg may very well be the 4th largest city in America, but it’s also well on it’s way to becoming the hippest, if it isn’t already.
The free trade coffee that is Williamsburg has been brewing for a long time, and Peter Lawrence is encouraging you to wake up (at the Wythe Hotel) and smell the coffee – on their hand made-in-Brooklyn custom beds.
Photos by Porter Hovey.
Wondering why people are reverse commuting on the weekend to Williamsburg? From BYOB painting lounges to vintage markets, check out this guide of must stop places in Williamsburg that will make the trek out of Manhattan worth your while. More»
It may take a little extra work, but sifting through our amazing thrift store finds is worth your time. From top designer clothing for a third of the price to one of a kind vintage items, these thrift stores are packed with hidden gems you can't miss. More»
Now that spring has sprung weekends in Williamsburg, Brooklyn will become a popular destination for both tourists and NYC locals. Take a break from your typical Manhattan outtings, and check out the locals that flock to visit the nationally recognized flea markets, parouse through thrift stores, and to eat the best brunches that Williamsburg has to offer. So whether you’re always a subway ride away, or you’re vacationing in NYC this spring, we’ve compiled a weekend guide so you can get the most out of a daytime trip to the Billyburg.
Vintage clothing has become more than a trend in recent years. Not only for chic hippies and bohemians, vintage clothing is for everyone. And its more like a lifestyle. And New York has some of the best vintage stores in the country. So if you are not able to raid your parents closet for special antiqued pieces of clothing and accessories, here's some vintage spots around the city to check out. More»
Thursday, June 20
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.