Brooklyn is often characterized as a hipster’s paradise, and that is largely due to Williamsburg being an influential hub for the creative arts – fashion, art, food, and music. Dotted with trend-setting boutique clothing stores, interactive art museums, and delicious restaurants there isn’t a shortage of activities to explore.
Kick off your Williamsburg adventure at Sey Coffee, a contemporary micro roastery in East Williamsburg delivering a selection of the finest, most dynamic, and complex coffees in the nation. This team of coffee connoisseurs have mastered the bean roasting process, allowing the natural aromatics of each cup of coffee to speak for itself.
If you’d like to skip the coffee trip and go straight to brunch, then head further up the street to Carthage Must Be Destroyed, where you’ll find organic brunch options like “the breakfast salad” and their very popular “parmesan not-so-scrambled eggs” with truffle oil and creamy avocado. In terms of ambiance, this brunch spot reflects the warehouse-like vibe of Brooklyn with its communal tables and industrial chic look.
After you’ve fueled yourself with a healthy brunch, it’s time for some home goods shopping. Your first stop should be Home Union, a well-curated luxury vintage furniture boutique featuring unique finds that will compliment your RiverHouse 9 apartment home. Browse their jellyfish-like lamps or their mid-century-modern dining sets and workspaces. Looking for more pops of color? Make your way toward Casa Ziki for bright planters, curvy candles, and novelty mugs.
After an early afternoon spent shopping, dive into your creative side at the Brooklyn Art Library, the world’s largest collection of artist sketchbooks. The museum invites all visitors to explore The Sketchbook Project, “a collection of over 50,000 sketchbooks from over 30,000 artists who have donated their sketchbooks to this massive library.” If you’re an artist yourself, you can buy a sketchbook, fill it with your doodles, and donate it back to their exhibit.
Close out your day in Williamsburg with dinner at Elite and an indie movie at Nitehawk Cinema. Elite is known for their stunning garden-style rooftop, made popular for their handcrafted cocktails served with fresh floral embellishments. Be sure to order their chicken loco tacos and bodega chopped cheese empanadas served with a sweet chili sauce.
After spending your day exploring Williamsburg, bring all your souvenirs back to your luxury apartment home along the riverfront. Don’t forget to snap photos from your adventure and tag @riverhouse9pi on Instagram and Facebook so we can see all the treasures you found to make your apartment home in Port Imperial feel even more special.