A Perfect Day in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Part 1)

It seems everyone is heading to Brooklyn’s Williamsburg… and with good reason.  Williamsburg Apartments are in high demand because the neighborhood is full of fantastic experiences, from artisanal eats to waterfront fun, to creative offerings.  The neighborhood is easily accessible from Manhattan – less than 10 minutes by subway – making it the easiest commute in Brooklyn.  To make the most of your first visit, here is an itinerary for one perfect day from the front door of your Williamsburg Apartment.

Morning

No resident of Williamsburg is immune brunch culture.  Luckily, Williamsburg is home to a number of great brunch spots.  One of the best is The Brooklyn Star. The menu’s focus is comfort food with a modern twist, with some highlights including fried pig tails with tater tots; country-fried steak with bacon, mashed potatoes and hot cole slaw; and apple johnny cakes with bacon, scrambled eggs and hash browns.  Pair your entree with a brunch cocktail like the “Gordons Breakfast” (gin, cucumber, hot sauce and lime) or the “Bourbon Bonbon” (made of bourbon, iced espresso and condensed milk). Other top Williamsburg brunch spots include Allswell, Egg, Rabbithole and Leuca by Andrew Carmellini .

Typically brunch is only served on weekends.  On a weekday morning, head Sweet Chickfor a breakfast of chicken and waffles, organic egg or tofu scramble, and creme brulee French toast.

Once you’re done eating, work off your meal by crossing over the Williamsburg Bridge, which offers aerial views of Manhattan and Brooklyn.  Pedestrians should enter the Williamsburg Bridge from Berry Street between South 5th and South 6th Streets.

Afternoon

After your scenic workout, relax a bit while getting in touch with your creative side at Baked in Brooklyn.  Here you’ll be able to choose a ceramic piece to paint and design for your new Williamsburg apartment.  Williamsburg is an extremely artsy neighborhood, so you’ll be immersed in local culture.  

On the weekend, head to East River Park on the waterfront and enjoy Smorgasburg,  where over 100 vendors – many local just launching their business – sell artisanal food and drink.  You’ll find a lot of creative food fare here, like pie shakes, grilled cheeses made with aged cheeses and farm fresh eggs and meats, organic beef hot dogs topped with pate and pork belly, cocktail-laced caramel corn, organic jerkies, porchetta sandwiches, hibiscus donuts and much more.  Find a grassy knoll on the waterfront and enjoy the amazing view while you eat.

Read on in Part two of “A Perfect Day in Williamsburg”.

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