7.1 out of 10

Lorimer St, Williamsburg

Ranked 7th best street in Williamsburg
40.709952356729 -73.9486934953089
Great for
  • Nightlife
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Eating Out
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
Aug 31, 2011
Editors Choice

"All the cool kids live at the Lorimer stop"

Lorimer Street has officially become the new Bedford ave. No self - respecting hipster would live on Bedford any longer. And, what with all the lofts and grungy garages lining the Lorimer and Metropolitan intersection, it is the ideal spot for a congregation of skinny jeans and beards.

Lorimer does have some amazing attractions, though, and I really do enjoy this street quite a lot. Second Stop cafe and Think Coffee are directly across the street from each other and both have amazing coffee (many argue the best in the city). Second Stop has food and a much better atmosphere if you want to hang / work / internet; but, Think is really serious about its coffee so it's a better place if you want to get a to-go.

There is an unmarked bicycle shop on Lorimer just across the street from Lazy Catfish that has become an underground rite of passage for Brooklyn bikers. The owner is really cool, he fixes up vintage bikes and sells them for 150 bucks (plus, he'll tailor them to your height, what kind of seat / handlebars you want etc for an extra 25). He fixes any problems you have with an existing bike for really cheap as well. The lazy catfish has a pretty decent brunch that comes with bloody marys for really cheap on Sundays and they offer live music. Just up the street toward the park is Pete's. This is the place to go in the nearby neighborhood for live music, comedy, cheap bear, etc. Hipster haven so if you like beards and nonchalence, this place will be a staple.

And, no mention of Lorimer is complete without the mention of McCarren Park and Pool. Lorimer is the most direct way to get to the McCarren pool parties / hipster sunbathing part of the park. So, if you want to see a real meatmarket in action and it's too early for Union Pool, hit up the park!
  • Cool bars
  • Lots of energy
  • Hipsters
  • Dirty
  • Ugly
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
Jan 10, 2009

"For Indie Rock"

I have to mention this street because it is where The McCarren Pool Park locates. With the location in Williamsburg, the musical heart of Brooklyn, McCarren Park is long regarded as the best venue for the rock shows and has been there for years holding the free rock festivals where the young people hang out and have a lot fun. Unfortunately, the park is closed for the concerts since last year by some government concerns maybe. Also, I love the street foods there! It is a pretty nice street to give a walk during the fall.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
Dec 17, 2008

"Nice To Get Away"

This a great strolling street, and is definitely the heart of downtown Williamsburg. Here, you can find a variety of "artsy" or "hipster" stores that are sure to meet the tastes of anyone looking to get out of the competitive and exclusive stigma of Manhattan. Going out here is simple; there are no lines and rarely a cover fee and you find yourself surrounded by interesting locals rather than by buzz-happy tourists looking to get you back to their hotel rooms.
It's a quiet area, and it's easy to get to. Just hop on the L train and it's one stop away from the main island. I like coming here to get away from the city a bit without actually leaving it.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
Jun 15, 2008

"Perfect place for a long walk"

Lorimer Street extends through WIlliamsburg and Greenpoint Brooklyn. If youa re in the mood for along walk, you can take Lorimer street and visit these two hip neighborhoods that are always teeming with young people and energy. While you are there, you can stop in one of the thousands of restaurants, or in an up and coming designer clothing store, or even in an artist gallery space.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

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