Vinegar Hill Commerce & Culture
As already established: Vinegar Hill is tiny. Plus, a powerplant occupies a chunk of the neighborhood, so Vinegar Hill is even smaller unless you work there or are really into electrical utilities. 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 searching for 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.