Williamsburg is a neighborhood partially frozen in transition. The boom brought in a new set of glass-and-steel high rises, but the 2009 bust stopped much of the development in its tracks.
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With Greenpoint's large Polish population, you can close your eyes, inhale the scents from nearby bakeries and feel like you're in Europe. Then a hipster walks by.
LIC's industrial buildings were repurposed for studio space in the 1970s and 1980s, giving the neighborhood an artistic reputation. The P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center dates to 1976 and is now aligned with the Museum of Modern Art.
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