Once called the “garden spot of Brooklyn,” Greenpoint is the northernmost neighborhood in Brooklyn, and this hangout has it all: Condos, condos and more condos for sale and for rent, including endless new condo developments that offer lofts and a large number of bedrooms at different levels of luxury. Rentals in Greenpoint, some in apartments and many in wood-frame houses, are less expensive than in neighboring Williamsburg.
More Greenpoint was for years an industrial neighborhood with factories, docks, warehouses. But after Williamsburg exploded and priced artists out, Greenpoint began thriving from the spillover. Now, a planned redevelopment of the Greenpoint waterfront includes high-rises that are slated to open to join Greenpoint’s new developments of apartments to buy and apartments to rent. Residents will take advantage of staggering views of Manhattan. But if you’re looking for something older, Greenpoint also boasts a beautiful historic district and amazing architecture. Turn-of-the-century classic row houses and red brick and limestone brownstones and townhouses can be found on numerous side streets, surrounded by historic churches. And a great selection of art galleries, yoga studios, cafés, shops and restaurants (including the brunch capital of Brooklyn, Enid’s), make this neighborhood one of the best places to be in Brooklyn. McCarren Park offers green spaces with a farmer’s market, athletic track and dog run in the park to help keep Greenpoint’s “neighborhood” feel. Less
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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