British TV personality Alexa Chung, compares her relationship with London versus Brooklyn, well Williamsburg in particular. The phenomenon that is called Williamsburg has grown into a self-made identity of young artists and fauxs alike. On its end phase of gentrification and smelling of a certain artificial artistic intelligence that pervades the neighborhood, this reproduction of a European/Downtown Manhattan spin-off is a lot harder to pinpoint, and yet much easier to point out--when the ubiquitous hipsters frolic the streets, as Chung runs in to them wearing some typical MGMT uniforms, in what use to be a much dodgier hood.
These days, the fully renovated young community does have its fabulous upside--apparently, the borough currently houses two restaurants that've been stamped with Michelin stars: Dresller and DuMont. And yet this does not come as a total shock anymore, because everywhere you turn in the quarter, there's an even better restaurant than the last. So if what you crave is some fun shopping and good restaurants: Williamsburg is definitely a good visit to make. But as Chung explains: it makes for a good lover--contrary to a suitable husband.