Hipsters and Holdouts: Masters of Style in Williamsburg

Janes Walk

Led By Henna Wang AND Michael Reynolds, Co-founder of Gesso

A sociological look at hipsterism, style, commodification and the businesses that are thriving against the odds. Our GPS-triggered audio guides you through the ever evolving streets of Williamsburg, exploring the history behind local businesses like Brooklyn Brewery, Beacon’s Closet, and National Sawdust. You will need to download the Gesso app to experience this audio walk. Share your adventures with #JanesWalkNYC and tag @gesso.app!

This audio walk is approximately 1.9 miles and 3800 steps. We also offer text-based transcripts that accompany each audio story. Our paths go through open public spaces, so the routes are wheelchair accessible. You'll mostly be navigating sidewalks and other pedestrian paths. Nassau Avenue Station is near the start point of the audio walk.
Location Information

RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.


On Demand
Less than one hour

Borough: Brooklyn
Theme: Food & Entertainment, History & Culture
Language: English