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In the early 20th century, Brooklyn became a haven for immigrants looking for better
At one point, Williamsburg was the most densely populated neighborhood in the most
densely populated city in the United States.
Now, Brooklyn has largely taken up where the SoHo of the 1980s left off. With low rent
and large industrial buildings,
Brooklyn attracts many new artists who are turning away from the increasingly gentrified
and commercialized SoHo and East Village neighborhoods.
Williamsburg Art & Historical Center
in 1996 with the mission to
“create a bridge between local, national and international artists, emerging and
, and artists of all disciplines.”
The art guide magazine wagmag
galleries and keeps the neighborhood up-to-date with all events, shows, and openings
in the art world.
When you’re visiting the neighborhood, be sure to check out the
take a tour, and taste some delightful craft Brooklyn beer.
Remember, New York used to be “New Amsterdam” and many locations once had Dutch
Brooklyn used to be Breuckelen, commonly translated to mean “broken land.”
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