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    WELCOME TO GREENPOINT
    Located on the northernmost point in Brooklyn, Greenpoint offers old-school community vibes as well as a burgeoning creative scene. Generations of families and newcomers alike delight in the intimate charm of this quiet, tucked-away neighborhood.
    Neighborhood Tags
    • ARTSY
    • WATERFRONT VIEWS
    • LOW-KEY
    • COZY
    • PARKS
    • HISTORIC
    • ESCAPE FROM THE URBAN JUNGLE
    • QUIET
    • LIMITED TRANSIT OPTIONS
    • ECLECTIC
    • BANG FOR YOUR BUCK
    THE NEIGHBORS
    Generations of long-time residents and a thriving group of creative professionals.
    WHAT TO EXPECT
    An affordable North Brooklyn neighborhood with a vibrant art and fashion scene.
    THE LIFESTYLE
    Laid-back music venues, bars, and restaurants set against a developing waterfront.
    WHAT NOT TO EXPECT
    An easy commute into Manhattan—getting to the city means a two-train commute.
    THE MARKET
    Brand new condos and converted warehouses on the north side, and traditional row homes and walk-ups farther south.
    YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE WITH
    Hidden gems around every corner.
     
    NEIGHBORHOOD TAGS
    • ARTSY
    • WATERFRONT VIEWS
    • LOW-KEY
    • COZY
    • PARKS
    • HISTORIC
    • ESCAPE FROM THE URBAN JUNGLE
    • QUIET
    • LIMITED TRANSIT OPTIONS
    • ECLECTIC
    • BANG FOR YOUR BUCK
    LOCATED IN BROOKLYN, NYC
    East to West Boundaries: Meeker Ave. to East River
    North to South Boundaries: Paidge Ave. to Nassau Ave.
    Nearby Neighborhoods: Williamsburg and Long Island City
    Nearest Subways
    Commute Times
    Atlantic Terminal 35m by train, 11m by car
    Grand Central 29m by train, 14m by car
    Union Square 31m by train, 19m by car
    Wall Street 47m by train, 19m by car
    AROUND THE BLOCK
    GREENPOINT:
    A revitalized post-industrial neighborhood.
    Greenpoint has long been an industrial maritime neighborhood, and the home to Polish and Irish immigrants beginning in the late 1800s. Shipbuilding, glasswork, and pencil manufacturing were the big businesses in the area until World War II. Today however, Greenpoint has shed its reputation as an industrial neighborhood in exchange for one as a leader in Brooklyn's new artistic scene.
    THE NEIGHBORS:
    Generations of long-time residents and a thriving group of creative professionals.
    Descendants of Greenpoint's first residents still live in the modernizing neighborhood today. Many multi-generational families have homes in Southeast Greenpoint and visit the same shops and cafes their ancestors had opened years before.
    But since the rezoning of 2005, an influx of new residents came to call Greenpoint home in this quiet, off-the-beaten-path neighborhood
    Recent years have also ushered in waves of artists and professionals in the creative fields, bringing a new edge to the developing neighborhood.
    WHAT TO EXPECT:
    An affordable North Brooklyn neighborhood with a vibrant art and fashion scene.
    Those who live here will tell you it has a charm that is uniquely its own. Industrial backdrops mixed with quiet residential streets distinguish Greenpoint from its other neighbors.
    Many of the businesses in Greenpoint have been around for decades, which makes Greenpoint feel like an intimate community within an ever-changing borough. Residents revisit their favorite go-to places, where the local bodega owner knows their egg sandwich and coffee order in the morning.
    Peaceful streets lead to quiet waterfronts that bound the neighborhood's western edges. You'll often find residents fishing from the boardwalk in the mornings, or going for a casual stroll in the evenings.
    THE LIFESTYLE:
    Laid-back music venues, bars, and restaurants set against a developing waterfront.
    Greenpoint's quiet atmosphere extends from the residential areas to the main streets, where many entertainment options can be found.
    In Greenpoint, you'll find a friendly mix of old, well-loved neighborhoods and new Brooklyn-branded eateries. Lomzynianka has been around for decades and serves authentic Polish food to regular customers every night, while in-the-know neighbors frequent bars like Matchless, tucked-away in what was formerly an auto repair shop.
    Greenpoint offers a variety of shopping centers where fashionable neighbors visit boutiques like Old Hollywood, located on Franklin Street.
    Those looking for inexpensive shopping find it in Manhattan Avenue, where Manhattan's Midtown East can be seen from afar.
    Shoppers looking to explore Brooklyn’s literary scene visit Word, a popular indie bookstore that hosts book clubs and speakers regularly.
    Nightlife in Greenpoint is a welcome mix of family-owned dive bars and modern speakeasy-type spots like Broken Land. Casual restaurants like Lokal offer a relaxing and low-key alternative to the bar scene.
    At the northernmost tip of Greenpoint, residents hang out at the developing waterfront and enjoy incredible views of the Manhattan skyline.
    WHAT NOT TO EXPECT:
    An easy commute into Manhattan—getting to the city means a two-train commute.
    The only subway line in Greenpoint is the the G train, which runs from Queens to Brooklyn. If you need to be in and out of Manhattan regularly, you might find the limited transit option frustrating.
    However there are other means of travel. The East River Ferry line is an alternative means of getting to the city, with a breathtaking view of the city skyline along the way.
    The Pulaski Bridge is another route for bikers, joggers, and commuters to travel between Greenpoint and Long Island City in Queens.
    THE MARKET:
    Brand new condos and converted warehouses on the north side, and traditional row homes and walk-ups farther south.
    Although rents in Greenpoint are lower than those in Manhattan and Williamsburg, they’ve also been on the rise as the neighborhood grows in popularity. Elegant brownstones and newly-built luxury condos on Franklin and Huron Streets are sought-after in the northern end, where developers hope to build even more high-rise buildings.
    But near McGolrick and McCarren Park, traditional row homes are readily available at more affordable prices.
    YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE WITH:
    Hidden gems around every corner.
    As a neighborhood that’s has been off of the radar from mainstream media or businesses, Greenpoint has developed an authentic atmosphere created by its residents.
    Residents have put a new touch on post-industrial structures bringing about change and modernity with the conversion of abandoned warehouses to cool, contemporary homes.
    Forgotten basements and closed storefronts are refurbished into do-it-yourself music venues and art galleries. But in some cases, there are areas in the neighborhood where the vintage look just fits better than a modern finish.
    Although Greenpoint might feel so far removed from the city, you might find that the great view is all that you need. As proud Greenpointers will tell you, once you get here, you’ll never want to leave.