Explore New York
Type: Shopping Districts
Although Brooklyn and Manhattan were once pegged against each other, Brooklyn has slowly edged the island out and fully grabbed hold of the "cool" title. Extremely hip and fashionable, the streets of... Read More
Although Brooklyn and Manhattan were once pegged against each other, Brooklyn has slowly edged the island out and fully grabbed hold of the "cool" title. Extremely hip and fashionable, the streets of Williamsburg have an impressive array of street murals and art. Hipsters congregate here, whether they are composing a song in a trendy cafe or scouring flea markets and food bazaars. For vintage clothing or local independent stores, even Manhattanites have to admit that it is worth making it over to Brooklyn. Ignore the chains and try something different, like Desert Island, a must for any comic book nerd.
New York, NY
- Best Shopping: "On summer Saturdays, Smorgasburg takes over a parking lot near the water. It's the perfect place to try some new noms."
- Shopping Malls and Centers: "Listen up, chocoholics: Mast Brothers Chocolate is crafted directly from the bean in Brooklyn."
- Recommended as Best Shopping Because: It's the new East Village and the streets are dotted with fun shops, cute cafes and low-key dive bars.
- Best for Shopping Malls and Centers Because: It's hard to deny that Brooklyn is having its moment, and Williamsburg is the beating heart of the borough.