Gallery hopping (or crawling as we sometimes call it) is very different in Williamsburg than it is in the usual Chelsea neighborhood spot. I haven't been to Chelsea in a while unfortunately, except to see a nice exhibit of Dennis Hopper photographs at the Tony Shafrazi Gallery on West 26th. And even though I work IN Chelsea, I somehow though always make it out to DUMBO or Williamsburg in Brooklyn to view the galleries on First Thursdays and First Fridays. It's a far trip out there for me, but it's worth it to run around these cool, artsy neighbhorhoods to see local artwork while it's temporarily on display. Most of the time you get to meet the artist and enjoy free wine.
'Vector/vector' exhibit at Causey Contemporary
Gallery on Grand Street