Williamsburg is a hipster, Puerto Rican and Hasidic neighborhood in Brooklyn. New York City is always changing, but Northern Williamsburg is hip, while Southern Williamsburg is Puerto Rican and Hasidic.
It is served by the New York City Council’s 33rd and 34th Districts, Brooklyn Community District 1, NYPD 90th & 94th Precincts.
The Southside, south of Grand St, is a Puerto Rican and Dominican neighborhood. It’s changing like everywhere, but Los Sures still has a large Hispanic community.
Graham Ave between Grand and Broadway is the “Avenue of Puerto Rico.” Havemeyer St also has many Hispanic businesses. The Moore Street Market is also known as “La Marqueta de Williamsburg.” It’s a World War II era city market that is now mostly Hispanic.
Central markets are the center of commercial life in Hispanic towns around the world. They are like La Placita in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico. It’s a central market by day turns into a ring of restaurants and bars by night.
Los Sures is the home of Caribbean Social Club, known in the community as Toñitas, the last Puerto Rican social club in New York City. It’
244 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
The energy in New York City’s contemporary art scene started in SoHo in the 1970s, moved to the East Village in the 1980s, crossed the East River to Williamsburg in the 1990s, before jumping to Berlin. Maybe that’s why Williamsburg is sometimes called “Little Berlin.”