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Wil·liams·burg

 (wĭl′yəmz-bûrg′)
An independent city of southeast Virginia northwest of Newport News. Settled c. 1632, it was the capital of Virginia from 1699 to 1779 but declined after the capital was moved to Richmond. In 1926 a large-scale restoration project, financed mainly by John D. Rockefeller, Jr., was begun, in which some 700 modern buildings were removed, 83 colonial buildings were renovated, and more than 400 buildings were reconstructed on their original sites. The city is now a popular tourist center and the seat of William and Mary College (established 1693).
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Williamsburg

(ˈwɪljəmzˌbɜːɡ)
n
(Placename) a city in SE Virginia: the capital of Virginia (1693–1779); the restoration of large sections of the colonial city was begun in 1926. Pop: 11 605 (2003 est)
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Wil•liams•burg

(ˈwɪl yəmzˌbɜrg)

n.
a city in SE Virginia: colonial capital of Virginia; now restored to its original pre-Revolutionary style.
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He met Jimmie one day on the street, promised to take him to a boxing match in Williamsburg, and called for him in the evening.
The very morning that his eldest child, Eudosia, made her valuable acquisition, in my person, Henry Halfacre, Esq., was the owner of several hundred lots on the island of Manhattan; of one hundred and twenty-three in the city of Brooklyn; of nearly as many in Williamsburg; of large undivided interests in Milwaukie, Chicago, Rock River, Moonville, and other similar places; besides owning a considerable part of a place called Coney Island.
The Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute provides participants with interactive teaching techniques and skills to become mentor teachers who can assist their peers and other educators to develop active learning classrooms and make history exciting for their students.
An InterContinental Hotels Group property, the luxe hotel is slated to open July 2019 and will be Williamsburg's newest boutique hotel, featuring ultra-contemporary architecture, sleek interior design, a stunning dual-level restaurant, open-air sundeck and nearly 20,000 square feet of flexible event space.
For some in the neighborhood, the printed signs urging vaccination against measles that are plastered all over Williamsburg and other Orthodox and Hasidic neighborhoods, coupled with school closings and the shunning of some Hasidim on public transportation, might evoke historical episodes of scapegoating in the bad old countries.
"We've been incredibly intentional about the independent, Brooklyn-born food retailers coming to Domino and the Other Half Brewery will be a terrific addition to Williamsburg," said Jed Walentas, CEO of Two Trees Management.
The 2017 Williamsburg Small Business Excellence Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity.
Brooklyn was once notorious for high crime rates, drug dealers and drive-by shootings, but parts of it have experienced a true Renaissance -- especially Williamsburg, which boasts a sizable hipster culture, a strong art community and plenty of pubs and nightclubs.
'Our Kent Avenue branch represents our continued commitment to Brooklyn, and to Williamsburg in particular,' said Vincent F.
"We realized our brand needed more outdoor product," Kris Fischer, director of product licensing for Williamsburg, told HFN.
The Williamsburg facility opened in 1972 and serves the states of Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, Kentucky, Georgia and the District of Columbia.
Colonial Williamsburg's research team of historians and conservators examined period documents, paint samples, wallpaper and architectural fragments, and through this process discovered fresh and unexpected color findings.

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