Greenpoint Commerce & Culture
Wander Greenpoint’s streets, and it’s easy to understand why everyone is eager to hop a G train (or ferry) to Brooklyn's northernmost reaches. There’s a simultaneous calmness and liveliness in the air that's endlessly tantalizing. Despite boasting one of the city's best culinary bounties, Greenpoint's food offerings still feel underrated, even considering its mastery of virtually every genre of cuisine. From breweries and dives to posh cocktail-listening lounges and the world's first Michelin-starred beer bar, there’s also a sip here for everyone. And if you were worried at all Greenpoint might not be Brooklyn enough, rest assured the neighborhood is home to more than its share of indie bookstores, record shops, and vintage fashion boutiques, many of which can be found on (or just off) Franklin Street. Manhattan Avenue mixes in everyday staples, with even more shopping and dining found on Nassau and Driggs avenues from the Williamsburg border all the way to McGolrick Park.