6.2 out of 10

Greenpoint Ave, Greenpoint

Ranked 8th best street in Greenpoint
40.7307860139323 -73.9484292558399
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Internet Access
  • Cost of Living
Not great for
  • Public Transport
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Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
2yrs+

"Really up and coming"

Greenpoint, in general, has really experienced an upswing in coolness in the last few years. I remember when I first moved to New York, everyone said to not live in Greenpoint because it was dead. I go to Greenpoint a lot. And, it is really cool. There's a lot of hipsters that have trailed up there because of Williamsburg rent increases. But, this is what is starting to make the area great. There are a bunch of cool bars and restaurants on Greenpoint Ave.
Paulie Gee's pizza is some of the best pizza in New York. The oven was made in Naples and the spot is really cool. The restaurant is eco-friendly and always busy. I love this place. Restaurant 68 is just up the street and it's this cool, industrial, Mediterranean diner. Where else but Brooklyn can you get a mash up like that that actually works? The food is pretty good and the staff is incredibly nice. Just nextdoor is a bar, Coco 66, owned by the same people. This place serves insanely good cocktails if you're adventurous and it has a DJ every Friday and Saturday for the peeps in Greenpoint that like something more than a pub. This place is really kitschy and really cool.
There's still a real Polish vibe on Greenpoint Avenue but I like that. It's a real mix of the newer, Brooklyn community and the old Polish sect which gives it a New York kind of vibe but because it's so far north in Brooklyn, it's much more neighborhoody than Manhattan. It's not the most convenient street in the world as far as grocery shopping / errand running. But, it's a lot quieter and cheaper than Williamsburg --which is nice. I have a couple of friends that actually even have backyards there! The only other bad thing about Greenpoint Ave is that the only train that runs to it is the infamous G train. The G is so bad, you're honestly better off walking to the L to get to Manhattan -- and in a blizzard, that option is equally as awful.
Pros
  • Neighborhood feel
  • Cool restaurants
  • Cheap
Cons
  • Far from reasonable transportation
  • Still kinda old school
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
2yrs+

"It's an alright street..."

Greenpoint Avenue is actually the northern most street I've frequented in Brooklyn (okay, with a few exceptions), and when I'm on this street I always feel like I'm pretty far from the action.

You can find quite a few places to shop and eat in the area, but be advised that Greenpoint is one of the noisiest neighborhoods in all of Brooklyn. There are hipsters galore moving into the area, and what do hipsters love more than things that require them to make noise?

Besides all the new-ish barhopping, band-forming residents, there is an established Polish population in the area who also enjoy their share of nightlife spots in the area. And good pierogies are everywhere.

On a personal note, I find Greenpoint to be quiet the hideous neighborhood. But it's close to trendy things like restaurants and shops, so I can understand why people would move in.
Pros
  • close to shops, restaurants
  • good coffee at Cafe Grumpy
  • safe
Cons
  • it's ugly
  • some parts of the street are lined with warehouses
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Varied businesses on this street, nice neighborhood"

A lot of young people have been moving to the neighborhood of Greenpoint lately, as rent rates in Manhattan and Williamsburg, Brooklyn keep on rising. If you can’t afford to live in Williamsburg, but want to be close to it, then Greenpoint is a great choice.

Greenpoint Ave is obviously one of the main arteries of the neighborhood, and its crowded with businesses at the street level as well as residential habitats above. The street features a sports bar (Red Star), a recording studio (Rough Magic Productions), and various car services (because getting a taxi in Brooklyn is not exactly as easy as getting one in Manhattan).
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"On Greenpoint Avenue"

Greenpoint Avenue is extremely convenient due to G train located on it. Nothing beats having a metro on your street, well, I guess having a car would beat it, but as a New Yorker, the metro is likely to be your primary mode of transportation. Though in ths neighborhood, many people do have cars, which is more convenient if you have a family. But if you’re single, there’s no reason you can’t go green! This is a nice neighborhood, and seems like a wonderful place to live. I was quite impressed.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+

"Fun shopping in a nice neighborhood!"

Greenpoint Ave is a busy street with a cool ethnic vibe. The street is located in a traditionally Eastern European neighborhood and has plenty of interesting Polish and Ukrainian shops and restaurants. People seem pretty friendly here. I actually got some random "hellos" while walking on the street, which is unusual in a big city. I felt safe walking around at night by myself here and enjoyed the overall vibe of the street.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

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