Runs from North 12th Street on the south, to the BQE on the east, to Newton Creek & Long Island
City at the Pulaski Bridge on the north and to the East River on the west.
Once called the “garden spot of Brooklyn,” Greenpoint is the northernmost neighborhood in Brooklyn, and this
hangout truly has it all. Endless new condo developments offer lofts and a large number of bedrooms at varying levels
of luxury. Rentals in Greenpoint, some in apartments and many in wood-frame houses, are a bit less expensive than
in neighboring Williamsburg.
For years, Greenpoint was an industrial neighborhood with factories, docks and warehouses. However, after the
explosion in popularity of Williamsburg, which soon priced the local artists out, Greenpoint began thriving from the
spillover. Now, a planned redevelopment of the Greenpoint waterfront includes high-rises slated to open to accompany
Greenpoint’s new developments of apartments for rent and purchase. Here, residents may take advantage of
staggering views of Manhattan. Greenpoint also boasts a beautiful historic district with architectural charm such
as turn-of-the-century classic rowhouses as well as red brick and limestone brownstones, surrounded by historic
churches. A great selection of art galleries, yoga studios, cafés, shops and restaurants – including the brunch capital
of Brooklyn, Enid’s – all add to the appeal of Greenpoint. Moreover, McCarren Park hosts a farmer’s market, athletic
track and dog run in the park to help maintain Greenpoint’s “neighborhood” feel.