Williamsburg has undergone one of the most exciting real estate transformations of any area in New York City. The warehouses and garages of the past have undergone spectacular renovations into modern industrial lofts, which rub shoulders with new high-rise condos.
The area is divided in half into North and South Williamsburg by Grand Street. The Mason-Fisk building, a new brick loft condo conversion at 72 Berry is situated within North Williamsburg, offering a virtual doorman, a shared roof terrace, central air conditioning, washer-dryer hookups, and floors made of Douglas fir. In South Williamsburg, 238 South 3rd is a condo which boasts wide-plank pine floors and stainless steel appliances in blowout loft configurations. In the nineteenth century, Williamsburgh (back then it had an “h,”) was a city in and of itself and home to businessmen like Charles Pfizer. In more recent times, the availability of large loft spaces for sale and rent has made Williamsburg something of a draw for artists and musicians. Catch a live band at the Music Hall of Williamsburg (formerly NorthSix) or head over to an art gallery housed in a converted garage. Carnivores will enjoy the porterhouse at Peter Luger’s, referred to by many as the best steakhouse in New York City. Even better, you can sample much of the cuisine that Williamsburg has to offer at “Smorgasburg,” a weekly food fest with over 100 vendors each weekend serving up the most popular menu items.
My favorite neighborhood
After spending over ten years living in Manhattan, I never imagined that I would fall in love with another borough until I came to live/work in Williamsburg. The people, businesses, and the views are unbeatable and you get more space for your money.
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