Hipsters + Holdouts: Masters of Style in Williamsburg
A sociological look at hipsterism, style, commodification and the businesses that are thriving against the odds.
A fully immersive, mobile audio tour through the ever evolving streets of Williamsburg, a truly delicate ecosystem. We'll explore the history behind local businesses like Brooklyn Brewery, Beacon's Closet, and National Sawdust, just to name a few.
Here in Williamsburg, like in so many other neighborhoods in New York and cities around the world, corporate development is in a perpetual tug of war with independent, locally-owned endeavors. What can we learn from the unlikely survival of places that are unusual and eclectic?
Hipsters + Holdouts was written and produced by Sarah Holtz.
This tour has advanced features. You'll need the app to begin exploring.
How can I support these iconic Williamsburg businesses?
Great question. Check out this newsletter from our archives, which lists ways to support some of the local businesses mentioned on our tour.