Williamsburg is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, bordering Greenpoint to the north; Bedford–Stuyvesant to the south; Bushwick, East Williamsburg, and Ridgewood, Queens to the east; and Fort Greene and the East River to the west. Part of Brooklyn Community Board 1, the neighborhood is served in the south by the NYPD's 90th Precinct and in the north by the 94th Precinct. In the City Council, the western and southern part of the neighborhood is represented by the 33rd District; and its eastern part, by the 34th District.As of the 2010 United States Census, the neighborhood had a population of 32,926, an increase of 2.0% from the 32,269 enumerated in 2000.
Williamsburg was, during the early 2000s, an influential hub of contemporary music like indie rock, a center of electroclash, and had a large local hipster culture, a strong art community and vibrant nightlife. Thus, it also earned the nickname "Little Berlin". The area experiences a steady gentrification. Many ethnic groups have based enclaves within the neighborhood, including Italians, Jews, Hispanics, Poles, Puerto Ricans and Dominicans.