Vinegar Hill Commerce & Culture
It goes without saying: Vinegar Hill is tiny. Plus, a chunk of the neighborhood is occupied by a powerplant, so unless you work there or are really into electrical utilities, Vinegar Hill is even smaller. Space is further taken by the historic yet privately owned Commandant’s House, a Federal Style mansion attributed to America's first native-born architect, Charles Bulfinch. But while certain amenities may be limited, you’re likely coming to the area to embrace its quiet hamlet vibe, not in search of a raging nightlife. That said, there is a highly regarded restaurant and a cafe within the Vinegar Hill boundaries. For everything else, the wonders of DUMBO and Downtown Brooklyn await mere minutes away. You’ll also be close to subways (the A and C at High Street, the F at York Street) that can take you further into Brooklyn or under the East River into Manhattan.