Moving to Williamsburg? Here's a list of practical places to know if you are new to the neighborhood.
1. Grocery Stores
- Tops: North 6th Street between Wythe and Kent. Most affordable grocery store in the neighborhood. Standard items.
- Khim's: North 11th Street at the corner of Driggs Avenue. Organic food, but overpriced. Good for specialty Asian food.
- FoodMart: North 3rd Street between Bedford Avenue and Driggs Avenue. More elegant than Tops; price range between Tops and Khim's.
- The Meat Hook: Local Williamsburg butcher and grocery.
2. Green Markets
Saturdays at McCarren Park you'll find a nice sized green market from local farms wedged between Union Avenue and North 12th Street. Smorgasburg is Williamsburg's outdoor food market that takes place every Saturday near the East River Park.
3. Flea Markets
- Sunday on the Waterfront (except in winter) you'll find the Brooklyn Flea, a great place to buy vintage clothes and furniture.
- Artists and Fleas is an indoor flea market located on North 9th Street between Wythe and Kent Avenues held every Saturday and Sunday, great for vintage clothes and handmade jewelry.
- Junk Shop, located in the basement of the building on the corner of North 9th and Driggs Avenue, is a great place to shop for used furniture.
- Meeker Avenue Flea Market, located on Meeker Avenue and Richardson Street, is another good place for furniture.
4. Hardware Stores
- Bedford and North 9th Street
- Bedford and Grand Street
Learn more about the preschools in the neighborhood here.
6. Parks and Recreation
- Duane Reade: North 4th Street and Bedford Avenue
- Duane Reade: North 3rd and Kent Avenue
- CVS: North 6th and Kent
For new furniture, accessories for the home, and more, consult this list. Highlights include:
- A&G Merch on North 6th Street has beautiful furniture and quirky home decor.
- Whisk on Bedford Avenue has everything your kitchen could possibly need.
- The Future Perfect, on North 6th Street, showcases very pricey furniture and other home goods that belong in an art gallery.
- Moon River Chattel, on Grand Street, has beautiful refurbished vintage homegoods.
9. Post Office
The post office is located at South 4th Street, near Havemeyer Street. Be forewarned, the hours are brief and there's usually an incredibly long line. Better to mail from home or a more efficient post office in Manhattan.