The streets of Williamsburg are never dull. Big thoroughfares such as Bedford, Lorimer, and Graham are always bustling with shoppers and diners and the quieter, tree-lined side streets are often punctuated by older Italian and Dominican residents sitting out on their stoops, playing cards.
Williamsburg residents have a singular flair when it comes to style, which comes part and parcel with the young, creative and energetic vibe of the area. There's no getting around it though, the neighborhood has changed rapidly over the past few decades and younger residents live among long-standing communities of Dominicans, Italians and Hasidic Jews. Quick commutes to downtown Manhattan on the L, J, and M trains mean early morning trains are packed with young professionals -- many of whom live in expensive, glassy condo buildings along the water. These buildings have certainly changed the landscape of neighborhood. Practically everywhere you look in Williamsburg there’s new construction of varying size, price and quality going up, catering to the seemingly ceaseless influx of new residents.