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.

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