What’s the Williamsburg and Bushwick of Detroit?

February 6, 2014
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From Gawker:

What is your city’s Williamsburg? What’s its hippest—or formerly hippest—or sometimes just youngest—neighborhood, the one with the art galleries and the boutiques and the lines for brunch? (And what, for that matter, is its Bushwick, or “Next Williamsburg”?) If you don’t know off the top of your head, don’t worry. We do, thanks to the collective knowledge of Gawker readers.

According to the results, Detroit’s Williamsburg is a tie between Corktown and Midtown, and its Bushwick is Hamtramck. Sound about right? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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  • CCH

    no honorable mention for woodbridge? hm..

  • Jack Ramsey

    Detroit’s Williamsburg is Ferndale.

  • NorthernLeft

    woodbridge is essentially Midtown

  • NorthernLeft

    Ferndale isnt in the city.

  • NorthernLeft

    Hamtramck has been getting a lot of attention. Do you guys think it will have staying power with getting young people to move in?

  • Randy Burbach

    Neither is Hamtramck

  • NiteGoat

    It’s not “Midtown”. It’s the fucking “CASS CORRIDOR”!

  • KBrushPark

    Yes. Hamtramck will see what happened in Midtown over the last 5 years happen to it in the next 5. As property values and rents increase in Midtown, all those (us) young 20-somethings won’t be able to afford it and will look elsewhere. I think Hamtramck will be that “elsewhere.” Also, the fact that it’s a separate city surrounded by Detroit on all side gives it a slight avant-garde attraction that young creatives will latch onto. Anyway, might not happen, but I think it’s a possibility.

  • KBrushPark

    Yes. Hamtramck will see what happened in Midtown over the last 5 years happen to it in the next 5. As property values and rents increase in Midtown, all those (us) young 20-somethings won’t be able to afford it and will look elsewhere. I think Hamtramck will be that “elsewhere.” Also, the fact that it’s a separate city surrounded by Detroit on all side gives it a slight avant-garde attraction that young creatives will latch onto. Anyway, might not happen, but I think it’s a possibility

  • 15minutesfromeverywhere

    It is inside the city. :)

  • CCH

    i don’t think so… it’s much closer to north corktown.