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East Williamsburg, Brooklyn

East Williamsburg is a neighborhood between Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick. Even though the City of New York recognizes East Williamsburg as a neighborhood, there are no official boundaries, and much of this area is referred to as either Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick. The eastern half of East Williamsburg is mostly industrial with some residential housing among the warehouses and factories that are located there. This section is referred to as the East Williamsburg Industrial Park. Until the 1970s, East Williamsburg has had a large Italian immigration, and a small Italian community is still present at the north end of Graham Avenue also known as “Via Vespucci”. Today, however, the neighborhood feels more Latin American than Italian, with a large number of Puerto Rican and Latin American residents. The south end of Graham Avenue also goes by the name “Avenue of Puerto Rico”. Among these communities, many artists and hipsters live in the area due to relatively inexpesive rent compared to those in super-hip North Williamsburg.


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