ClothingMost of the people you may encounter at Brooklyn's Hasidic neighborhoods — in Williamsburg, Crown Heights and Borough Park — will be dressed in the garb typical of their communities. That means modest, loose-fitting long dresses for girls and women, and generally black pants or suits for boys and men, who all wear yarmulkes or hats.
Store Hours & LifestyleAll establishments are closed two hours before sunset on Friday, all day Saturday, and on Jewish holidays.
You will not find any bars in these neighborhoods, unless they are on the outskirts and owned by non-Hasidic people.
Adult men and women do not wait in stores for each other to try on and model clothing; there's a separation of men and women.
Suggestions for Visitors
As a matter of courtesy:
People in these communities are generally open and friendly to outsiders. However, it helps to understand a little of the rules they live by.