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Monday, March 12, 2012

A Glimpse of Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg

Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Photo by myself on Bedford Avenue, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Bedford Avenue is the main drag in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

In the last few years, new stores and high-rise apartment buildings have crept into the neighborhood. Hip restaurants, design stores and a great view of Manhattan make Williamsburg a desirable place to live for hipsters and young families.

A little arty, a little gritty, just about every door, ATM and signpost is decorated with stickers, paste-ups and tags.

By the way, Wikipedia says that Bedford Avenue happens to be the longest street in Brooklyn (over 10 miles). The street starts in Greenpoint (just northeast of Williamsburg) and stretches all the way to Sheepshead Bay, a neighborhood near Coney Island.

For the Bedford Avenue Wiki entry, click here.

Related posts: Where the Kids Are, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, The Three Pete's, and Hipsters in their Natural Habitat.

5 comments:

Olivier said...

Williamsburg est un beau quartier de Brooklyn, j'aime beaucoup me promener la bas, on trouve beaucoup de fresque murale

biebkriebels said...

I see the bikes are conquering NY!

Luis Gomez said...

Kitty what a great an colorful shot. Love it.

Rose from Oz is Back! said...

Kitty, I enjoy all of your pics but there's so much to look at in your street scenes! So much more going on than first meets the eye.

A Nerdy New Yorker said...

I love the colors in this photo... Great shot!