ACROSS THE BRIDGE

Where New York - - Contents - / BY HEATHER CHIN

Make the trip to Wil­liams­burg, Brook­lyn, for these hot spots.

From steak to in­no­va­tive pizza, Wil­liams­burg’s food scene is con­stantly evolving, yet con­sis­tently stel­lar. There’s a lot to choose from at dif­fer­ent price points, so walk around and work up your ap­petite. Peter Luger Steak House 178 Broad­way, 718.387.7400 (great porter­house & creamed spinach) Roe­bling Tea Room 143 Roe­bling St., 718.963.0760 (old-fash­ioned com­fort food) Sun­day in Brook­lyn 348 Wythe Ave., 347.222.6722 (daily brunch) Emmy Squared 364 Grand St., 718.360.4535 (a spin on square pizza) Wil­liams­burg is a haven for crafts­man­ship, vin­tage styles and nos­tal­gia— whether in cloth­ing, art, jew­elry, fur­ni­ture or mu­sic. These stores are just the tip of the ice­berg: Artists & Fleas 70 N. 7th St., 917.488.4203 (lo­cal ar­ti­sans in one spot) Cat­bird 219 Bed­ford Ave., 718.599.3457 (chic jew­elry) Rough Trade 64 N. 9th St., 718.388.4111 (record store & live mu­sic) Clock­wise from bot­tom: Cy­clists be­neath the Wil­liams­burg Bridge; steak at Peter Luger; over­head view of Artists & Fleas; av­o­cado toast at Sun­day in Brook­lyn Pick your poi­son: There is vir­tu­ally no cor­ner where you can’t get a drink in this neigh­bor­hood, and there are just as many wa­ter­ing holes—from di­vey to classy—to sam­ple. Bar­cade 388 Union Ave., 718.302.6464 (cock­tails & ar­cade games) Spuyten Duyvil 359 Metropolitan Ave., 718.963.4140 (Bel­gian beer)

Mai­son Premiere 298 Bed­ford Ave., 347.335.0446 (ab­sinthe & oys­ters) Tørst 615 Man­hat­tan Ave., 718.389.6034 (hot dogs & rare beers) Mul­ti­task by watch­ing the lat­est indie mu­si­cians per­form over din­ner, grab­bing a burger and cock­tail while catch­ing a movie or com­bin­ing some cul­ture with shop­ping. Pete’s Candy Store 709 Lorimer St., 718.302.3770 (indie mu­sic & drinks) Nite­hawk Cinema 136 Metropolitan Ave., 718.782.8370 (movies & ta­ble ser­vice) Knit­ting Fac­tory 361 Metropolitan Ave., 347.529.6696 (live mu­sic & events) The City Reli­quary 370 Metropolitan Ave., 718.782.4842 (his­tory mu­seum & gift shop)

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