GREENPOINT

Greenpoint is the northernmost neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. It is bordered on the southwest by Williamsburg at the Bushwick inlet, on the southeast by the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and East Williamsburg, on the north by Newtown Creek and Long Island City, Queens at the Pulaski Bridge, and on the west by the East River. It is a trendy enclave with an abundance of night life, bars, restaurants, and amenities including McCarren Pool and Running Track, cinemas, parks and much much more.

LOCATION

Greenpoint is bordered by on the South/South-West by Williamsburg at the Bushwick inlet, on the Southeast by the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and East Williamsburg, on the North by Newtown Creek and Long Island City, Queens and on the west by the East River.

LIFESTYLE

Greenpoint offers a number of health and fitness options for the avid enthusiast. From swimming or running at McCarren Park Pool and Track, Yoga at any number of studios, pumping iron at the local gyms (including NYSC and Crunch) to CrossFit. The area also boasts a number of outdoor parks including McCarren Park, Msgr. McGolrick Park and WNYC Transmitter Park. McCarren and McGolrick park host weekend farmers markets and Transmitter Park has some of the most amazing views of the city.

GETTING AROUND

Subway travel in Greenpoint is limited to one train – the G line. However, Greenpoint is also within walking distance to the Williamsburg or Lorimer L train. Bus options include the B62, B48, and B24. There is also an abundance of Citi Bikes and the East River Ferry for convenient and fun access to the city.

Commute Times

  • NYU 29m by train, 18m by car
  • Bryant Park 41m by train, 24m by car
  • Wall St. 40m by train, 20m by car
  • Rockefeller Center 41m by train, 24m by car
  • Grand Central Station 35m by train, 27m by car
  • JFK Airport 75m by train, 23m by car

ENTERTAINMENT

Art galleries, concert venues, book readings, cinemas and outdoor events (Farmers Markets, Smorgasburg, outdoor night cinema) to name but a few of the entertainment options at your doorstep in Greenpoint.  For more information, you can check out the links below or see our local map for more info.

CAFE CULTURE

For the coffee lovers amongst us, you will be hard-pressed to find a more concentrated area of coffee shops per neighborhood than anywhere else other than Greenpoint/Williamsburg. Some of our favorites include:

  • Variety Coffee Roasters
  • COTTER BARBER / Four barrel coffee (Get a wet shave and enjoy a coffee)
  • Champion Coffee
  • The Coffee Shop
  • Maman
  • Café Grumpy

BARS & RESTAURANTS

Where to begin? People have made careers out of keeping track of the latest and greatest offerings in Greenpoint for restaurants I will defer to my most trusted source for all cuisine reviews – the infatuation. The infatuations have produced one of the most well-documented sources of Greenpoint’s gastronomical delights we have seen which is available here. Here are a few local favorites we think deserve a special mention:

  1. Relax – A polish delight
  2. Diamond Lil
  3. Goldie’s Bar
  4. Greenpoint Fish & Lobster
  5. Five Leaves
  6. Calexico
  7. Greenpoint Beer and Ale
  8. Northern Territory
  9. Ramona
  10. Alameda

HOTELS

Friends and family in town and looking for a place to stay? The area has an abundance of high-quality hotel accommodations including the Wythe Hotel, the William Vale, The Henry Norman Hotel and the McCarren Park Hotel & Pool to name but a few.

NEIGHBOURHOOD GUIDE

The easiest way to explore the neighborhood is to check out our custom map featuring all our favorite eateries, bars, cafes, parks, workout studios and much much more. The map is below and also available here.

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