• Along Bedford Avenue

    Using Bedford Avenue as a sample, we study the diversity of Williamsburg. We noted where there are substantial changes in culture along the avenue and, on this basis, divided Bedford Avenue into five segments within Williamsburg.

  • Gentrification

    Gentrification has changed Williamsburg drastically. Over the course of a few years, various small businesses, stores, and condominiums have opened, and with them has come a new people and culture. On this page, we examine the socioeconomic and cultural effects of gentrification on Williamsburg, and how this culture fits into Williamsburg’s traditional culture through interviews, …

  • Family Growth in Williamsburg

    Family Growth in Williamsburg is a project focusing on the demographic shifts in the “hipster” Williamsburg area. The main focus of the project is to identify the characteristics of the current population and whether or not the area is actually developing into a family-based community.

  • Fashion

    One of the small business sectors present in Williamsburg is the fashion or apparel industry. Two very unique cultures that drive this industry are the Hasidic Jews and New York Hipsters. Although the Hasidic Jews foster a more modest, traditional approach to the clothing they wear they nevertheless manage to coexist with the Hipsters in Williamsburg who follow constantly changing modern trends. Through the fashion exhibited by each group one can quickly notice that these two groups share many cultural differences.