Vinegar Hill is a neighborhood on the East River waterfront between DUMBO and the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The neighborhood gets its name from the Battle of Vinegar Hill, an engagement near Enniscorthy during the Irish Rebellion of 1798. Originally settled by the Irish, this community has maintained its 19th Centruy look while facing modernization and development on all sides. The area includes the Vinegar Hill Historic District. Most of Vinegar Hill is comprised of 19th Century style homes mixed ith industrial buildings. Cobblestones line the streets on Hudson Avenue, Plymouth, Water and Front Streets. On the corner of Evans and Litle Streets, is the Commandant’s house, a Federal Style Mansion which was home to Commodore Matthew C. Perry.
In The News: Living In Vinegar Hill |Close-Up On Vinegar Hill. The Boundaries: Runs from the East River waterfront in the north to Front Street in the south and Bridge Street in the west to Hudson Avenue/Navy Street in the east. The Commute: The area is served by the F subway line at York Street. Click on the “Directions” link in the menu on the left for exact walking/subway directions and commuting time.