East Williamsburg Commerce & Culture
Functionally, the neighborhood is split in two by Morgan Avenue: The eastern side over to Newtown Creek is zoned explicitly for industrial purposes — part of the appropriately named East Williamsburg Industrial Park — while commercial and residential opportunities await to the west. Given that, East Williamsburg packs in about all you could want into limited space. Grab drinks at several (though maybe not all in one go) fantastic dives, cocktail bars, and craft breweries. Plenty of top-notch dining options are available to explore, plus cafes for a cup of joe or a quick bite. Vintage shops are in no short supply either. East Williamsburg is its own thing: neither Williamsburg, Bushwick, nor even Greenpoint. Yet, it arguably incorporates some of the best aspects of them all. After all, where else but East Williamsburg can you grab a beer, coffee, or sandwich mere steps from where a 17th-century settlement first rose?