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Williamsburg, New York
New York is the number one city to visit/see in the United States.
When we think of New York, we think of/about places like the Empire State Building, Central Park and Times Square.
In fact, many visitors to New York spend/use all their time in Manhattan.
But New York is actually/really five different boroughs, and Manhattan is just one of them.
The different/other boroughs are Queens, Staten Island, The Bronx and Brooklyn.
Welcome to Williamsburg, my neighborhood/town in New York.
It is not on Manhattan Island but it now is across/over the East River in Brooklyn.
Williamsburg is a great/terrible place to live.
It is home to many different communities from all over/around the world.
It is a very fashionable/cool part of New York.
A lot of artists and musicians now live in the neighborhood. And because it is so fashionable and people like/hate living here, houses and apartments are now very cheap/expensive.
The main street in Williamsburg is Bedford Avenue. On Bedford Avenue there is/are lots of fashionable shops and restaurants.
Williamsburg is now also very popular/busy with tourists. And many of these visitors come to Bedford Avenue to visit the shops, restaurants and street stores.
You can see others interesting/boring things on Bedford Avenue. These street artists are painting a mural/picture on the wall.
But the number one store to see/visit in Williamsburg is not on Bedford Avenue.
Beacons’ Closet is a store, full of second/third hand clothes.
People bring in their old clothes for the store to buy/sell.
Young people buy these ‘vintage’/‘smelly’ clothes because they are very fashionable.
Williamsburg is now so popular that new buildings are going up/going down all the time.
This/That building is going to be a new hotel, and these/those are new apartments.
But there is a problem, apartments in Williamsburg are now so/really expensive that many of my neighbors are moving back across the East/West River to Manhattan.