Famous outside of NYC, Williamsburg is a rapidly growing neighborhood known for a large population of young artists, indie rockers, hipsters and a diverse community. Surrounded by Greenpoint, Bushwick, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Clinton Hill, and Navy Yard, Williamsburg is a bustling neighborhood with a lot to offer.
Originally it's own village, Williamsburg has had a long history as a home for Manhattanites seeking a less-expensive refuge across the river. Because of the convenience of the village, the population grew fast. It became the Town of Williamsburg in 1840, and evolved again into the City of Williamsburg in 1855. However, Williamsburg was soon incorporated into Brooklyn that same year.
Once Brooklyn became part of New York City in 1898, more transportation options were added, making Williamsburg very popular, especially among immigrant populations. Post-WWII, it became home to many Hasidic Jews as well as people from Puerto Rico and the…
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