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Williamsburg

A true community

A little about Williamsburg

Over the past 15 years, Williamsburg has developed into one of New York City's most culturally vibrant enclaves. The Brooklyn neighborhood, which extends roughly from the East River to Bushwick Avenue, bounded by McCarren Park to the north and Flushing to the south (though Broadway is the cutoff for most of the action), is home to an incredible array of the borough's most creative restaurants, fashion emporiums, music venues and arts organizations—little wonder why it's garnered global renown.

The history of Williamsburg

Williamsburg was incorporated as the Village of Williamsburgh within the Town of Bushwick in 1827. In two years it had a fire company, a post office and a population of over 1,000. The deep drafts along the East River encouraged industrialists, many from Germany, to build shipyards around Williamsburg. Raw material was shipped in, and finished products were sent out of factories straight to the docks. Several sugar barons built processing refineries. Now all are gone except the now-defunct Domino Sugar (formerly Havemeyer & Elder). Other important industries included shipbuilding and brewing. On April 18, 1835, the Village of Williamsburgh annexed a portion of the Town of Bushwick. The Village then consisted of three districts. The first district was commonly called the "South Side"; the second district was called the "North Side", and the third district was called the "New Village". The names "North Side" and "South Side" remain in common usage today.

 

Businesses in Williamsburg

Here is a collection of Williamsburg businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.

 

Mast Brothers Chocolate

Food/Grocery

Witness the craft of chocolate making

 

Williamsburg Beauty Spa

Haircare / Spas

A sanctuary to indulge and recharge

 

Brooklyn Charm

Jewelry

Williamsburg's premier jewelry shop

 

Briskettown

Restaurants

We're slow-smoke delicious Central-Texas style BBQ

 

Fette Sau

Restaurants

American (New) and Barbeque

 

Motorino

Restaurants

Italian and Pizza

 

Samurai Mama

Restaurants

A Japanese udon tavern

 

Xixa

Restaurants

Echoing Mexican cuisine past, present and future

 

Desert Island Comics

Shopping

Illustrated publications from around the world.

 

Pink Olive

Shopping

A whimsical boutique that inspires

 

Rose Red & Lavender

Shopping

Floral studio and organic garden center

 

Rough Trade NYC

Shopping

London calling

 

Species by the Thousands

Shopping

Little treasures to enrich your existence