What Neighborhood Is Phoenix's Williamsburg?

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Jim Louvau
Art-goers pack the street at First Friday on Roosevelt Row.
Back in November, Gawker's Max Reed noted that while Brooklyn's Williamsburg and Bushwick had become international icons of "hipness," they weren't necessarily the only cool neighborhoods on the map. So he asked his online followers what they thought where the Williamsburg and Bushwick equivalents of their home states.

Well, the Internet responded in full mediocre force, and the answers which were revealed this week may or may not surprise you.

See also: 5 Cool Phoenix Neighborhoods You've Probably Never Heard Of

Coming in as the Williamsburg of Phoenix was the gallery and boutique hub, Roosevelt Row. We can't say we were too surprised. As for the Bushwick, downtown took the title, as it houses businesses and developments like Crescent Ballroom, Cityscape, and The Duce.

While it was not the most shocking revelation, seeing as Reed reiterated in a later statement that he was "looking for the neighborhoods in your city where the self-consciously arty creative class would-be bohemians congregate," we were happy to see some validation that downtown's reputation is on the rise. Even if it was through a single vote.

Tucson also made the list with Fourth Avenue as its Williamsburg and Lost Barrio as its Bushwick.

To view the full list of would-be Williamsburgs and Bushwicks, check out Gawker's spreadsheet.

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Roosevelt Row

300 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ

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Downtown Phoenix

Washington St. & Second St., Phoenix, AZ

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1 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ

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The Duce

525 S. Central, Phoenix, AZ

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I can't believe I just read this. 

Justin J. Stewart
Justin J. Stewart

Jackalope Ranch - I understand that. I'm just pointing out that only one person voted if you look at the spread sheet. Just seems silly to declare anything if a survey only brings out one person...

Jackalope Ranch
Jackalope Ranch

Downtown was voted Phoenix's Bushwick. Roosevelt Row got the Williamsburg vote.

Justin J. Stewart
Justin J. Stewart

Ummm...did anyone notice that RoRo and Downtown both won because they got one vote?


""looking for the neighborhoods in your city where the self-consciously arty creative class would-be bohemians congregate,"... Being happy about that quote is sad.

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