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This historically Polish neighborhood has become highly desirable and is seeing an influx of young families and professionals.
Studio / 1 BR
53% Complete
2,525
2 Bedrooms
62% Complete
2,996
3 Bedrooms
80% Complete
3,824
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete
4,800

Good For
  • Empty nesters / Retirees
  • Families
  • Professionals
  • Singles

 

What's around
  • 328 Shops
  • 239 Restaurants
  • 58 Grocery stores/markets
  • 15 Banks
  • 75 Nightlife options
  • 69 Fitness options

 


PUBLIC TRANSITExcellent

WALKABILITYExcellent
Safety

Greenpoint has a below average violent crime rate and an average property crime rate for New York City.

  what's this neighborhood like?

Greenpoint occupies the northernmost point of Brooklyn. This has been a heavily Polish-American neighborhood for decades, but it's gentrifying quickly as people come here from other parts of the city. But the area still retains its history and charm. So while you're likely to find a trendy bar sitting next door to a traditional Polish restaurant, you'll also hear Polish being spoken around the community by its long-time residents. Many people say it feels like a European village here.

There is a mix of housing here. You'll find vinyl-sided townhouse, older, brick tenement apartment buildings, and a few brownstones. New developments are adding thousands of apartments and condos to the area, mostly along its waterfront. Some of these units will be targeted at luxury buyers while others will be priced affordably. Regardless, Greenpoint is still cheaper than many other parts of Brooklyn.

The influx of young professionals and families has led a burst of new dining options. There are a dozen Polish restaurants, diners, and bakeries in this neighborhood, but American, Mediterranean, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Mexican, French, Indonesian, German, and other cuisines can also be found here. Some bars, pubs, and music venues provide nighttime diversion – you can get well drinks and cheap beers at some of the divey places or grab a cocktail at one of the newer spots.

There are a couple parks in the community and Greenpoint has three highly rated elementary schools.

Greenpoint is bordered on the north and east by Long Island City, on the south by Williamsburg and East Williamsburg, and on the west by the East River.

 

Commute:
Wall Street: 5 miles / 20-45 minutes by car / 50 minutes by transit
Rockefeller Center: 4.7 miles / 20-55 minutes by car / 40-50 minutes by transit
Jersey City: 12.3 miles / 35-70 minutes by car / 60 minutes by transit
Downtown Brooklyn: 3.8 miles / 15-30 minutes by car / 45 minutes by transit

Greenpoint New York City Neighborhood Photo
Local Flavor   Local Flavor
Five Leaves
Five Leaves 18 BEDFORD AVE, BROOKLYN, NY 11222 MAP
http://fiveleavesny.com

This restaurant serves wild and sustainable seafood, organic poultry, grass fed free range meats, organic eggs and sources locally whenever possible

Spritzenhaus
Spritzenhaus 33 NASSAU AVE, BROOKLYN, NY 11222 MAP
http://www.spritzenhaus33.com

Beer hall serving craft brews in a 6,000 sq. ft. industrial setting with communal tables.

Karczma
Karczma 136 GREENPOINT AVE, BROOKLYN, NY 11222 MAP
http://karczmabrooklyn.com/en

A tiny restaurant with great traditional Polish food; the decor resembles an old country farmhouse.

Cafe Grumpy
Cafe Grumpy 193 MESEROLE AVE, BROOKLYN, NY 11222 MAP
http://cafegrumpy.com

This coffee joint was an early herald of change in Greenpoint and they've since grown to several locations around the city.

Glasserie
Glasserie 95 COMMERCIAL ST, BROOKLYN, NY 11222 MAP
http://glasserienyc.com

Popular Mediterranean-style restaurant that sources food locally. Customers rave about the rabbit and labneh parfait.

Peter Pan Donut and Bakery Shop
Peter Pan Donut and Bakery Shop 727 MANHATTAN AVE, BROOKLYN, NY 11222 MAP
http://peterpandonuts.com

Old-school venue with some crazy (and crazy delicious) donut flavors.

TORST
TORST 615 MANHATTAN AVE, BROOKLYN, NY 11222 MAP
http://www.torstnyc.com

Hip, wood-clad Danish bar serving up boutique beers and a food menu that includes Sunday pig roasts.

Photo Credits: Thanks to @Olaf , @Hrag Vartanian , @The All-Nite Images , @Julian Dunn , @Seth Werkheiser , @yourgreenpoint, @__arlynnchus__, @yourgreenpoint, @saminaaslam, @capirusita_roja, @mgreenpointbk, @cessy0101, @brooklynbasics, @dar525, @jimolearyfashion for your great photos of this neighborhood! 

 

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