What is the ‘Williamsburg’ of other cities?

williamsburgGawker recently asked their commenters what part of their city was their ‘Williamsburg’ (hip/young/brunch etc.) neighborhood. Today they delivered the results which I’m pasting below. You can see even more here:

Albany, N.Y. Center Square
Anchorage, Alaska Spenard
Athens, Ga. Normaltown
Atlanta, Ga. East Atlanta, Little Five Points (tie) East Atlanta, Old Fourth Ward (tie)
Austin, Texas East Side East Side
Baltimore, Md. Hampden Station North
Birmingham, Ala. Avondale
Boston, Mass. Jamaica Plain Roslindale, Somerville (tie)
Boulder, Colo. Boulder
Buffalo, N.Y. Elmwood Allentown
Burbank, Cali. Magnolia Park San Fernando Blvd.
Burlington, Vt. Pine Street Old North End
Charleston, S.C. Park Circle
Charlotte, N.C. NoDa, Plaza Midwood (tie) NoDa, Plaza Midwood (tie)
Chicago, Ill. Wicker Park Pilsen
Cincinnati, Ohio Northside, Over-the-Rhine (tie) Clifton, Northside (tie)
Cleveland, Ohio Tremont Gordon Square, Ohio City (tie)
Columbus, Ohio Clintonville, German Village (tie) Olde Towne East
Dallas, Texas Oak Cliff Deep Ellum
Washington, D.C. H Street Petworth
Denver, Colo. Highlands Baker, Capitol Hill (tie)
Detroit, Mich. Corktown, Midtown (tie) Hamtramck
Edmonton, Alb. Garneau/Whyte
Fort Worth, Texas Fairmount
Gainesville, Fla. Ducktown
Harrisburg, Pa. Downtown, Midtown (tie)
Honolulu, Hawaii Kakaako Logan Square
Houston, Texas Montrose The Heights
Hudson, N.Y. Warren St.
Indianapolis, Ind. Fountain Square Fountain Square
Kansas City, Mo. Westport
Knoxville, Tenn. Happy Holler
Los Angeles, Cali. Silver Lake Echo Park
Las Vegas, Nev. Fremont St. Arts District
Lincoln, Neb. Haymarket
Louisville, Ky. Highlands Germantown
Madison, Wisc. Williamson St.
Memphis, Tenn. Cooper-Young, Overton Square, South Main (tie)
Miami, Fla. Wynwood Little Haiti
Milwaukee, Wisc. East Side Bay View
Minneapolis, Minn. Uptown Northeast, Uptown, North Loop (tie)
Montreal, Qué. Mile End Mile End
Nashville, Tenn. East Nashville Inglewood, the Nations (tie)
New Haven, Conn. East Rock Westville
New Orleans, La. Marigny Bywater
Norfolk, Va. Ghent
Oakland, Cali. Piedmont, San Francisco (tie) Fruitvale
Oklahoma City, Okla. Paseo District
Orlando, Fla. Thornton Park
Ottawa, Ont. Centretown, Hintonburg (tie) Hintonburg
Pensacola, Fla. Seville Square
Philadelphia, Pa. Northern Liberties Fishtown
Phoenix, Ariz. Roosevelt Row Downtown
Pittsburgh, Pa. Lawrenceville Bloomfield
Portland, Me. Munjoy Hill, West End, East End, Biddeford (tie) Mid City
Portland, Ore. “The Williamsburg of Portland is Portland” North Portland
Providence, R.I. West End Olneyville
Raleigh, N.C. Boylan Heights, Carrboro (tie) Mordecai
Reno, Nev. Downtown
Richmond, Va. The Fan Oregon Hill
Salt Lake City, Utah The Avenues, Sugar House (tie)
San Diego, Cali. North Park City Heights
San Francisco, Cali. Mission Hunter’s Point, Oakland (tie)
San Jose, Cali. Japantown
Saskatoon, Sask. Nutana, Riversdale (tie) Broadway
Seattle, Wash. Capitol Hill Central District
St. Louis, Mo. Central West End, the Grove (tie) The Grove
St. Paul, Minn. Lowertown
Tampa, Fla. SoHo/Hyde Park, Ybor City, Seminole Heights (tie)
Toronto, Ont. West Queen West The Junction, Roncesvalles (tie)
Tucson, Ariz. Fourth Ave. Lost Barrio
Tulsa, Okla. Blue Dome/Arts districts Pearl District
Vancouver, B.C. Gastown, Strathcona, Yaletown (tie) The Drive
Barcelona, Spain Born Gracia
Berlin, Germany Kreutzberg
Budapest, Hungary Goszdu Udvar
Cambridge, U.K. Mill Rd.
Cape Town, South Africa Woodstock
Copenhagen, Denmark Norrebro, Vesterbro (tie) Norrebro
Dublin, Ireland Stoneybatter Camden St.
Hong Kong, China Sheung Wan
Krakow, Poland Kazimierz
London, U.K. Dalston Brixton, Peckham (tie)
Melbourne, Australia North Fitzroy Northcote
Mexico City, Mexico Condesa Roma
Paris, France Oberkampf Belleville

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  1. Bushwick is Brooklyn’s Williamsburg

  2. Cambridge in the Uk? No way. It’s Shoreditch in London for sure.

  3. Dalston and Brixton are two separate places.

  4. re: oakland. neither san francisco nor piedmont have any resemblance to williamsburg/bushwick. sf is an absurdly expensive, nearly completely gentrified big city and peidmont is a fabulously wealthy suburb
    of oakland. oh those “ironic” hipsters. try fruitvale, west oakland, temescal, uptown, 40th st. etc.

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