Nestled in the northernmost reach of Brooklyn and surrounded by waterways on three borders, the waterfront neighborhood of Greenpoint lies only a short distance from both Manhattan and Queens. Long known for reasonable rents, that has fastly changed since 2003. With the large-scale re-zoning initiative passed by the New York City Council in 2005 of the Greenpoint and Northside waterfront from manufacturing to residential and mixed use the re-zoned areas are expected to include luxury highrises along with low-rise subsidized housing, retail, a 28-acre waterfront park and a continuous riverfront promenade. Interspersed among elegant 19th-century churches, you’ll find that houses in Italianate, neo-Grecian and Victorian styles abound. McCarren Park is Greenpoint’s crown jewel, 36 open acres feature a jogging track, tennis, boccie and handball courts and baseball and soccer fields.
In The News: Business Boom In Greenpoint. The Boundaries: Runs from Newton Creek and Long Island City at the Pulaski Bridge in the north to Metropolitan Avenue in the south and the BQE in the east to the East River in the west. The Commute: The G and L subway line serves the area at the Greenpoint, Nassau, Metropolitan Avenue stations, or the Bedford Avenue, Lorimer Street stations. Click on the “Directions” link in the menu on the left for exact walking/subway directions and commuting time.