Williamsburg is bordered by Greenpoint to the north, Bedford-Stuyvesant to the south, Ridgewood to the east, and the East River to the west. Williamsburg got its nickname Little Berlin because of the plethora of famous bands that grew out of the neighborhood and the rich musical community. You will find massive food bazaars in the summer, flea markets, a fine selection of inventive dining and shopping experiences, a contemporary art scene, and vibrant nightlife.