Neighborhood in northeastern Brooklyn, bounded to the north by Flushing Avenue, to the east Graham Avenue and Bushwick Avenue, to the south by Cemetery of the Evergreens and Conway Street, and to the west by Broadway.
East Williamsburg is a neighborhood that borders to the northwest of Bushwick. Prior to the late 1990s, residents rarely called their neighborhood East Williamsburg. Residents east of Graham Avenue or Bushwick Avenue preferred the better-known name of Bushwick. Anything east of Graham Avenue is Bushwick. This association is still strong today, as both Bushwick and East Williamsburg are concurrent casual names for the area. Yet both neighborhoods are served by different community boards and police precincts, and the New York City Department of City Planning recognizes East Williamsburg as a separate neighborhood.
J & M Station at Flushing Avenue (Broadway)
13, 43, 46, 57 Bus Lines serve East Williamsburg
Williamsburg is home to many ethnic groups, a thriving art community, and, increasingly, commuters to Manhattan. The area originally called Williamsburg is today referred to as "South Williamsburg." North of traditional Williamsburg is an area known as the "South Side." To the north of that is an area known as the "North Side," which now hosts increasing numbers of hipsters: artists and those who wish to associate with artists. So-called East Williamsburg is home to many industrial spaces. The hipster center of Williamsburg radiates from the strip of Bedford Avenue near the Bedford Avenue Station on the L train, the first stop from Manhattan. The neighborhood's art scene inspired the book The Hipster Handbook by Robert Lanham, which initially appeared on Williamsburg's culture website, FreeWilliamsburg.com. Since the 1990s a flood of artists out of areas such as SoHo began to move into Williamsburg for cheap rent and convenient transportation, one subway stop from Manhattan. The community was small at first, but by 1996 Williamsburg had accumulated an extensive artist population numbering in the thousands.
In recent years, Williamsburg has become a rival to Manhattan as a home for live music and new bands. Jazz has begun to find a foothold in Williamsburg as well, with classic jazz full time at restaurant venues and - on the more avant / noise side - at smaller spots. There is also an active Jazz scene in nearby Greenpoint, centered around the large dance-club lounges and a Latin Jazz community continues amongst the Caribbean community in East Williamsburg, centered around the many social clubs in the neighborhood. Low rents were a major reason why artists first started settling in the area, but that situation has changed since the mid 1990s. The North Side above Grand Street, which separates the North Side from the South Side, is somewhat more expensive, due to its proximity to the L and G train lines. More recent gentrification, however, has prompted an increased interest below Grand Street as well. The spectre of waterfront rezoning, a new waterfron park and esplanade, and high-rise construction holds great promise for the future of Williamsburg and will further cement its solid reputation as a premier New York City residential neighborhood.
G Stations at Metropolitan Avenue (Grand Street), Broadway (Union Avenue)
J M Z Stations at Marcy Avenue (Broadway), Hewes Street (Broadway), Lorimer Street (Broadway), Flushing Avenue (Broadway), Myrtle Avenue (Broadway)
L Stations at Bedford Avenue (North 7th Street), Lorimer Street (Metropolitan Avenue), Graham Avenue (Metropolitan Avenue), Grand Street (Bushwick Avenue), Montrose Avenue (Bushwick Avenue), Morgan Avenue (Harrison Place), Jefferson Street (Wyckoff Avenue)
B24, B39 (to Manhattan), B43, B44 (to Long Island Railroad Nostrand Ave Station), B48, B57, B60, B61 (to Downtown Brooklyn), Q54 (to Queens), Q59 (to Queens) bus lines serve Williamsburg
New York Water Taxi provides service from Schaefer Landing, a residential development a few blocks south of the Williamsburg Bridge.
Sheepshead Bay has it all - trendy restaurants, an abundance of retail stores, and direct waterftont access. Main shopping and business areas are on Sheepshead Bay Road while Emmons Avenue offers upscale bars, clubs and eateries. The B and Q trains provide subway service to Sheepshead Bay.
The Neighborhood Midwood's appeal is its quiet residential quality and abundance of parks. Main shopping streets include Kings Highway, Avenue J, Avenue M, and Flatbush, Nostrand and Coney Island Avenues. Midwood is served by the B, Q, F, 2 and 5 trains, and several local limited-stop and express buses. - See more at: http://www.kingsqueensapts.com/national-1640-midwood-brooklyn-1-bedroom/63#sthash.QpT4Xq04.dpuf