Greenpoint was once an industrial neighborhood defined by its factories, lumber yards, and active working waterfront. Its buzzing local shops and cafes, abundance of green space, and enduring neighborhood charm make Greenpoint feel like a small town within a big city.
The neighborhood has become a weekend destination as word of Greenpoint’s local shops and restaurants continues to spread. New establishments are constantly popping up alongside local favorites, building on the eclectic energy that has become a hallmark of Greenpoint’s cozy, tree-lined streets.
— Handel Architects
On sunny days, the streets come alive with locals and visitors soaking up the charm at Greenpoint’s many shops, cafes, and public parks. Coffee-sipping, dog-walking, and people-watching are all on the menu.
The materials define the neighborhood: unique details, built into these facades in metal, brick, and stone, preserve subtle hints to Greenpoint’s past.
Transmitter Park is just one of the many waterfront green spaces that lends Greenpoint its lasting reputation as a laid back neighborhood with ample opportunities to appreciate the surrounding natural features.
Located right on the border of Greenpoint and Williamsburg, McCarren Park serves both neighborhoods with multi-use fields, both grass and turf, an enclosed track, and open grassy space for picnicking and dog walking.
Greenpoint is filled with so many local restaurants, shops, and cafés, it would be impossible to list them all. You really can’t go wrong when you shop local, but here are a few of our favorite spots to get you started.