East Williamsburg Neighborhood Review

Rachel McCray
Rachel McCray

CITY

East Willamsburg

Located in the northwestern portion of Brooklyn between Williamsburg and Bushwick, lies East Williamsburg.

A contemporary art scene, social hangouts and affluent hipsters rule the land.

Gentrification is rapidly displacing the original working-class occupiers, mostly Italian-American, African-American and Hispanic.

Similar to the residential development of DUMBO, many factories and warehouses in East Williamsburg are leaving the area, allowing buyers to convert the spaces into loft and apartment buildings.

The best way to describe the vibe of East Williamsburg is to think of the liveliness and fun of the East Village but quieter, with less foot traffic and cheaper - significantly so.

Many young professionals, artists, and musicians live in and frequent the area cafes and hangouts.

Fact: The eastern half of East Williamsburg is mostly zoned for industry with some residential housing mixed among the warehouses and factories. The section is currently referred to by the city as the East Williamsburg Industrial Park (EWIP).

Transportation


Subway Brooklyn

Although not as popular as western Williamsburg, East Williamsburg has more options when it comes to public transit.

It is served by Grand Street and Montrose Avenue, and Morgan Avenue stops (L train).

It is also served by the Flushing Avenue stop (J and M trains) and the Flushing Avenue stop (G train).

SubwayL, J, M, G
BusB46, B48, B44, B60, Q54

Average Rent Prices

East Williamsburg has relatively inexpensive rental prices in comparison to other Brooklyn neighborhoods like Carroll Gardens and Fort Greene.

Studio1 Bedroom2 Bedroom3 Bedroom
$2,620$2,498$3,041$3,824

Public & Charter Schools

East Williamsburg falls into District 14. There are multiple public and private neighborhood schools for parents to chose from.

SchoolInfoNotes
P.S. 196 Ten EyckPublic - PK-5 - 332 studentsFriendly neighborhood school with enrichment activities and a strong arts program.Spanish-English dual language program.
Williamsburg Charter High SchoolPublic charter - 9-12 - 960 studentsVery involved, helpful and caring teachers. Plenty of sports and clubs offered to students. 13:1 student-teacher ratio.
Queen of the Rosary Catholic Academy-St. NicholasPrivate Catholic - PK-8 - 160 studentsA strong sense of community and family. Teachers are extremely attentive to students. Spiritually centered learning.
P.S. 147 Isaac RemsonPublic - PreK-5 - 299 studentsDynamic leadership and strong community partnerships. Spacious classrooms.
P.S. 36Public - K-11 - 263 studentsThe student-teacher ratio of 5:1 is lower than the NY average of 14:1.

Restaurants

If you're looking to grab a drink in the WillyB area, stop by vegan-friendly Pine Box Rock Shop, which is also owned by musicians and sure to have good tunes or live music on any given night.

Nam Nam is a tiny Vietnamese spot serving authentic Bahn Mi sandwiches, noodles, and delicious bubble teas.

The ever-popular Bunker Vietnamese has some new digs in East Williamsburg. Now expansive more pho's and banh-mi sandwiches are sure to go out to hungry diners.

Try Falansai to round out the Vietnamese choices, which is Michelin-rated and puts a spin on traditional Vietnamese fare.

Here, you'll also find offerings not often found in Vietnamese joints.


Falansai

You can't go wrong with Italian in East Williamsburg. Step into La Locanda and Il Passatore to experience the cuisine of old-school family-owned restaurants.

Don't forget to step into Fortunato Brothers for the authentic Italian gelato and mountains of traditional Italian cookies, cakes, and pastries!

983 BK serves burgers, salads, tacos, and breakfast all day - 7 days a week from 10 AM - 2 AM. Cozy environment with local art surrounding patrons on all the walls makes this place highly sought after.

No reservations so meals (especially brunches) should be planned accordingly - aka come early!

Not to miss-- Roberta's Pizza, Momo Sushi Shack, Mesa Coyoacan, Newtown, and Carthage Must Be Destroyed to round out the honorable mentions!

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