In short, the trendiest of Brooklyn’s neighborhoods is young, edgy, hip, artsy. Home to a concoction of artists and ethnically thoroughly diverse residents (Latinos, Hasidic Jews, Italians, Eastern Europeans, to name but a few larger groups), Williamsburg is an enclave of factory lofts, groovy bars, stylish boutiques and mouth-watering eateries. Trend-watchers claim that “when you’re young and artistic, you live in Williamsburg. When you grow up, or decide it’s time to have kids and/or dogs, you move to Park Slope.” Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s version of the East Village, boasts a chock full of galleries and is home to many art festivals and events. East Williamsburg, on the other hand, continues to attract residents fleeing Williamsburg (and other more expensive neighboring areas) on a quest for still affordable, yet humongous artist lofts.