5.4 out of 10

North 7th St, Williamsburg

Ranked 30th best street in Williamsburg
40.7177999795312 -73.9576670481193
Great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Medical Facilities
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Schools
  • Internet Access
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Hipsters
  • Students


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

"Typical Williamsburg street"

North 7th is right in the thick of all the Willyburg hipsterdom, for sure. There are a lot of young people and it's a pretty expensive street considering it's in Brooklyn. The apartments range from crappy railroads to ridiculous condos. The condos crop up more around the water, and a lot of Willburg is pretty miffed about their construction. The street is pretty loud and raucous although not as bad as some neighboring streets. There are a couple of places to grab food on North 7th but there's an awful lot of filth for not having all that much to do. Having said that . . .
There's an adorable little wine bar called DOC on 7th at Wythe. They have great Italian small bites and a darling sidewalk patio. Sadly for the place, it never seems to be very crowded -- which is great for me. I've had many lengthy nights out on this patio in the summer. It's pretty laid back. But, if you want really laid back (sans seats), the Taco Truck that is on 7th at Bedford is pretty unreal. It's owned by two gringoes -- I think they're in a band -- and the tacos are seriously good. And, they are crazy cheap. So, if you are looking for a quick meal for under 6 bucks, the 7th street Taco Truck (I don't know its real name) is your spot!! There's also a beer bar called DBA which a lot of people like but I've never really been a big fan.
There's a couple of health / beauty places on North 7th which is actually pretty rare for Willy. Oasis spa is on 7th at . . . um, Berry, I believe. And, Greenhouse Holistic is just up the street -- more toward the Lorimer stop. Greenhouse Holistic is cool because they have acupuncture, facials, massage and a pretty comprehensive yoga and pilates schedule. The classes are really reasonably priced and it's a way better alternative to the one crappy gym in all of Williamsburg. Plus, it's not nearly as crowded which I like.
North 7th is definitely up in the jam of Williamsburg crowds but because there aren't that many restaurants or bars on the street, it's slightly less dirty and loud as, say, north 6th. I still wouldn't want to live on this street because it's just too close to all the hipster action, but if you're young, it's a pretty cool street to live on.
  • In the hustle bustle
  • Hipsters
  • Dirty
  • Loud
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • 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

"Excellent Wine Bar, Spa"

North Seventh offers some pretty cool commodities, like the D.O.C. Wine Bar, and the DownTime Spa. The D.O.C. Winebar is a tiny place that not only has a great wine selection, but a good selection of cheese as well. (If you didn’t know, D.O.C. is the acronym for a phrase you see on wine labels which means the wine comes from a controlled place name – that the wine is of legal quality.) DownTime Spa offers all the usual beauty treatments, which you may find you might need after spending a week in the city.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

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