Growing up in Georgia, Jessica dreamed of someday living in the Big Apple. After graduating from Indiana University in 2006 she relocated to New York for an internship in publishing and has called Brooklyn home ever since.
Jessica currently works a full-time job as a Contracts Manager for a Publishing House in Manhattan. She is also a freelance writer. Her work has appeared in The Daily Beast, Time Out New York, The Economist, Bookslut, This Recording, The Millions, The Awl, The Second Pass, Planet, The 99% and Identity Theory. She also writes a blog of cultural criticism called Dilettantsia.
When I first moved to Brooklyn I made my home whenever I could find an open room with cheap rent. I sublet a place in Bushwick and I lived in a goregous brownstone in Park Slope for two years, but I spent most of my free time in Williamsburg. Now I'm delighted to call it my neighborhood. I love living here because there are three bars and a delicious restaurant on my very block; there's an endless supply of things to do and a real sense of community: it's easy to become a regular. On a Saturday I grab coffee or brunch and walk down Bedford Avenue and browse at all the boutiques or sit in McCarren Park. Here I'll share the must-do's in the 'Burg and keep you updated on openings, happenings and important issues and hopefully this site can become your go-to place for everything Williamsburg.