5.5 out of 10

North 3rd St, Williamsburg

Ranked 27th best street in Williamsburg
40.7171240015447 -73.9626124679111
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Shopping Options
Not great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Clean & Green
  • Pest Free
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5

"Decent street in Willyburg"

North 3rd isn't the most outstanding street in Williamsburg. But, because it isn't jam packed with restaurants, bars and shops, it is actually one of the more sedate streets to live on in Brooklyn. The apartments are all crummy -- but, unless you are living in one of the fancy, waterfront condos, all of the apartments are crummy. And, the general population around the Bedford stop is pretty young. Most of the demographic around Bedford is college age or slightly older. So, the area is pretty lively / loud and dirty depending on how you look at it.
The two things, in my opinion, worth mentioning on North 3rd are Levee and Radegast. They are directly across the street from each other on 3rd and Berry. The Levee used to be a big crack den. There were the biggest weirdos ever back when Willy was just starting to get popular. The kids came in and took it over but some of the creeps still linger which makes it a really interesting bar. The bartenders put out cheese puffs and pretzels on the bar. And, there are board games all over but not a ton of places to sit which I think is kind of bizarre. My friend and I got into a contest with strangers over who could stuff the most cheese puffs in your mouth at once at the Levee. Obviously, we had been drinking a lot. I always have fun at this bar even though it's a complete skuzz bucket.
Radegast is completely the opposite. It's a biergarten and it's quite big. It's dark and has Leonard Cohen playing. The outdoor area has huge communal tables and a sausage and burger booth in the back. It's a lot more sedate than the Levee but still always fun. And, the sausage is pretty stellar.
Shopping, the East River Park and a ton of bars and restaurants are a hop skip and jump away. It's close to the L train and, depending on how far away you live from Bedford, relatively quiet. The only thing about N 3rd that's bad is that it's a little sketchy at night.
  • Fun
  • Tons of restaurants
  • Bar scene
  • Dirty
  • Loud
  • Hipsters
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Art and Music in Williamsburg"

The art scene in Williamsburg is what drew in a lot of the subsequent bars and restaurants that have popped up just about everywhere in the neighborhood – which is easy to forget when you look around and don’t really see too many art objects, but instead just a lot of low brow entertainment. One such art space is on this street – Money Town. The space doubles as a restaurant (which isn’t really shocking), and it features different bands and movie shows.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

"Go To Monkey Town"

There is a very interesting restaraunt on this street called "Monkey Town" that has one of the most interesting menus in town. It has an ever-changing menu and great drinks and would be a great place to try a little bit of something new, on a night you're into being experimental. Also on this street, you'll find some nice housing options and places to go, not an oddity here in Williamsburg. I think that this is a great street for young people and for people looking to save a dollar on rents, which are skyrocketing in Manhattan. Other restaraunts to try: Radegast Hall, for some wonderful yet familiar cuisine.

For Metro:
Marcy Ave, J,M,Z
Bedford Ave, L
Lorimer Ave, Metropolitan Ave, G
Recommended for
  • Singles

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