5.4 out of 10

Withers St, Williamsburg

Ranked 31st best street in Williamsburg
40.7173343132111 -73.9450997607492
Great for
  • Schools
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Medical Facilities
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Pest Free
  • Clean & Green
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters


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

"Pretty quiet street - especially for Willyburg"

Withers street is a pretty quiet street as far as Williamsburg goes. One of my good friends lives on Withers, and it's mostly a residential street. All of the apartments look like typical Willburg buildings (they're pretty aesthetically unappealing). But, some of them are massive on the inside. My friends place has an actual yard which is really rare for Willburg. And, because Withers is a little bit of a hike away from the L, the rent is pretty reasonable. It's not every day that you can find a place that's only a five minute hike away from the train that has a rent that isn't astronomical in this neighborhood. The only thing about this street that's a little undesirable, living-wise, is that because it'spredominantly residential, it can be a little shady at night. Walking home late in the winter is scary as all get out around these parts. But, the neighborhood is pretty young, so it's not completely abandoned all that often.
There's this really cool restaurant at around Lorimer called Bamonte's. It's not your average Williamsburg restaurant - i.e. it's not a hipster joint. It opened in 1900 and it's a white tablecloth kind of joint with homemade pasta. This place reminds me of an old school mobster joint. I really kind of love it. And, there's a bit more casual Italian joint called Kenny's up toward Bedford that I really like too. They also have great homemade pastas, but you do run into the occasional hipster at this place.
There aren't any bars on Withers, and that's pretty much it as far as restaurants go, but there are a lot of those on nearby streets and with the rent being semi-inexpensive, it's not a bad street to live on.
  • cheaper rent
  • quiet
  • no bars
  • no restaurants
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 2/5

"Crazy Neighbors--It seemed like a great neighborhood but the people made me hate living on this street."

This street is not very pleasant to live on. the neighbors are nosy, homophobic, and sexist. Most of them are older Italians who have lived on the street forever and like to make money off of outsiders moving to the neighborhood but do not treat them as neighbors in return. The landlords spy on residents and scream at you if your dog pees near their building or you lock your bike to a public street sign. My landlord would pound on the door and yell at us day and night. The people in this area are for the most part really nasty, especially if you happen to be gay. A few cute coffee shops in the neighborhood, though, and it's in walking distance to McCaarren Park, which is nice.
Recommended for
  • Professionals

"On Withers Street"

There really isn't much in the way of food or fun on this street. Unfortunately, this street isn’t as pretty as its neighboring blocks. It also does not have much to offer in the way of prime housing. And it doesn’t have really any food options, save for a dirty bodega (convenience store) on the corner. I wasn’t really a fan, but other people might swear by this street. I was just overall unimpressed by this street in particular.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

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