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.
Over 27 years, I have watched my neighborhood slowly evolve into a Hollywood on Newtown Creek: TV and movie crews everywhere. And the real development is just about to begin.
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