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Old 06-27-2012, 06:56 AM
 
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Hi there,

Hope you can help me with a basic question. I am from Denmark, and I am in NY for three months. My dad and boyfriend will be visiting me for a week in August. I am thinking about finding a place in Williamsburg and I have already found a place (affordable).

The address is S 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211, United States. Can anybody tell me about this area in Williamsburg, is it safe? Is it great for tourists? Is it far from Manhatten? Etc.

Thanks in advance.

Best

Louise
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Old 06-27-2012, 04:10 PM
 
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The address is S 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211, United States. Can anybody tell me about this area in Williamsburg, is it safe? Is it great for tourists? Is it far from Manhatten? Etc.

Thanks in advance.

Best

Louise
Check out this map in this thread.

It's a so-so area, depending on where exactly along South 4th Street you are. There's a community of Hasidic Jews to the south and the immediate area has a lot of Puerto Ricans and Dominicans. It's right by the Marcy Avenue stop on the (J)(M)(Z) lines, it's only one stop from Manhattan.
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:21 AM
 
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At one time, parts of South 4 Street were known as "Los Sures," said to be the poorest enclave in the entire United States. However, houses there have recently been selling in the millions, so the old perceptions are having to change.

Here's the thing about Williamsburg: you can run across an order-of-magnitude change literally from one block to the next. So you can't just lump the whole neighborhood into one zip code and go by that. You've really got to go there and see it with your own eyes.
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