Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood is bordered to the north by Greenpoint, the south by Bedford-Stuyvesant, the east by Bushwick and the west by the East River. 151,308 people live in the neighborhood as of the 2020 United States census.
During the early 2000s, Williamsburg became a center for indie rock and electroclash. Williamsburg has been undergoing considerable gentrification since the late 1990s marked by an emerging contemporary art scene, hipster culture, and lively nightlife. The neighborhood is home to several ethnic enclaves, such as those for Italians, Jews, Hispanics, Poles, Puerto Ricans, and Dominicans.
This Brooklyn Community District 1 neighborhood is primarily serviced by the 90th and 94th Precincts of the New York City Police Department. Before moving to Williamsburg, residents had to cross the Brooklyn Bridge. On the city council, the neighborhood is divided into the 33rd and 34th districts, which represent the eastern and western parts, respectively.