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Get to know Greenpoint

Located in Brooklyn’s northwest corner, tucked above Williamsburg, Greenpoint has the feel of a small waterfront town. The atmosphere includes some of the best vibes of Williamsburg, in terms of new restaurants and bars — while, so far, still somewhat under the radar. Running through the middle of Greenpoint, McGuinness Boulevard divides it into two distinct halves. The livelier western side is where you’ll find most of the restaurants and shopping, as well as the G train. In the eastern half, the atmosphere is quieter, and the feeling of being removed from the big-city bustle is even more palpable.
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Commerce & Culture

Greenpoint’s main commercial artery is Manhattan Avenue, which includes a mix of bars and restaurants, both long-established local favorites and newer ones that wouldn’t be out of place in Williamsburg. Franklin Street, running parallel to the East River, is more young-at-heart — it’s home to WORD bookstore, Ovenly bakery (nearby on Greenpoint Avenue), and restaurants that emphasize the local and artisanal — Anella, Le Gamin, and Naked Dog. Much of life in Greenpoint revolves around McCarren Park, which straddles the border between Greenpoint and Williamsburg, and McGolrick Park, on the less commercial, eastern side of McGuinness Boulevard. While Greenpoint’s quiet atmosphere is part of its appeal, it can also be somewhat of a downside, but Long Island City (just over the Pulaski Bridge) and Williamsburg offer movie theaters, music venues, and other cultural venues like Long Island City’s MoMA PS 1.

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