6.0 out of 10

Franklin St, Greenpoint

Ranked 12th best street in Greenpoint
40.7298349225683 -73.9575880532485
Great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Nightlife
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
  • Students


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5

"Great bars and restaurants but not super happening"

Franklin is one of the quieter streets in Greenpoint which is already a semi quiet neighborhood. I kinda like that it's a little bit sleepier than other streets. There are some cute little apartments even though most of the buildings look just as you would expect them to in the Willyburg / Greenpoint area. And there isn't a ton of green around here, but there are three big parks nearby so it somewhat doesn't matter. Plus there are some really great places on Franklin that pretty much only locals go to.
Anella is this great restaurant on like Franklin and Greenpoint that seems like a cross between an Italian place and a diner. Sounds weird but the cassoulet and bread pudding are pretty stellar.
Brooklyn Label is a fantastic coffeeshop on Franklin and Greenpoint-ish. It's a huge hipster enclave but I like the vibe in there and the coffee is fantastic. And, there's a fantastic French restaurant called Le Gamin just up the street. There's three fantastic meals in two blocks. It gives the street a really neighborhood-y vibe.
Speaking of neighborhood-y: one of my favorite bars in Brooklyn is on Franklin. The Pencil Factory is owned by the same people from Harefield Road. It's beautiful and old looking with dark wood tables and a decent selection of tap beer. This place has the coolest vibe and it's definitely a local bar. Sometimes Pencil gets a little packed, so luckily TBD is just up the street. I love that this place is semi-sleek looking with deals like a $15 bucket of crap and $3 beers during happy hour. How can you have a bad time at a place like that?
The downside of living in Greenpoint is that it's pretty far from decent transportation. But, it makes it quieter. Franklin isn't the prettiest street to look at but because it's so far from the L, all of the things on it only have locals and the staff generally knows everyone which I love.
  • Pencil Factory
  • Quiet
  • Far from transportation
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Students

"About Franklin Street"

Franklin Street is a quaint street in this nice section of Brooklyn. I like this area near the East River in Brooklyn which is filled with small businesses and friendly people. This section of the city is extremely quaint, and a nice oasis from the busy downtown area. Living in the borough is not only comfortable, but also extremely nice . I really enjoy the calmness and the serenity of Brooklyn and the family oriented nature of this area. All in all, a nice street in Brooklyn.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

"Nice, friendly neighborhood"

The street is more of an open space rather than a lush green one. The buildings at corners are huge and consist of three to four storeys. People can walk without much of traffic hassles. The street is not as populated as other streets in Brooklyn. One can find many old buildings and establishments over here. One thing I liked about it is the wide footpaths made for pedestrians to walk on. There is also a playground and a fashion institute located on Franklin Street.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids

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