Greenpoint

Brooklyn

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"Just at the tip of North Brooklyn rests a small neighborhood called Greenpoint. Accessible only by G-train stops at Nassau Avenue and Bedford or Manhattan Avenue and Greenpoint Avenue, the East River Ferry, or the B62 or B43 bus, the relative inaccessibility of this neighborhood is what makes it so charming. Home to generations of Polish immigrants, Manhattan Ave is full of pierogi restaurants and small businesses owned by generations of Polish Brooklynites. The area has not yet been as commercialized as its neighbor, Williamsburg – separated via MacCarren Park – and has become a popular place to live for young professionals and creative types who can no longer afford Williamsburg, with all its luxury condos and renovated lofts. The commute from Greenpoint to Midtown Manhattan is only about half an hour, making it still desirable for city workers. Greenpoint is, in fact, very green. Walk along the East River and take in the gorgeous Manhattan skyline or take advantage of the ample backyards at many Greenpoint restaurants and cafes. Greenpoint residents are known for being very proud of their community and have several events throughout the year, including a coffee night, an art walk and the annual Taste of Williamsburg Greenpoint. Greenpoint is also full of mid-century and older homes, with very few tall buildings giving the neighborhood a quaint, homey feeling. Greenpoint is home to a YMCA, a Brooklyn public library branch and several picturesque historic buildings, including the Church of Saint Anthony of Padua (1875) and Greenpoint Savings Bank (1908)." By: Melissa Kravitz

Neighborhood Tags:

Trendy, Artsy, Up & Coming

Neighborhood Highlights

Trains:

G

Buses:

B24
B43
B48
B62

Rental Prices:

$1,690 ― $2,650

Sales Prices:

$406,000 ― $636,000

Landmarks:

McCarren Park, Transmitter Park, McGolrick Park, Greenpoint Ferry

School Districts:

30

Police Precincts:

94

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Reviews

  • Melissabeth
    November 23rd 2014
    Moved to Greenpoint in September 2014 -- love living here!
  • sam
    June 5th 2014
    The sister neighborhood of Williamsburg, Greenpoint is coming up on the radar of many for its more affordable housing. Transit to here is OK, but it may be worth it if you get the right deal. Having a car here, however, is pretty easy.

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