7.1 out of 10

Java St, Greenpoint

Ranked 2nd best street in Greenpoint
40.7314871106351 -73.9558217663857
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Public Transport
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
Java Street is a primarily residential street that traverses all of lower Greenpoint. It's a pretty cute street with a lot of green and some small buisnesses. One thing I have found odd about Java is that a lot of places on this street are "buy" places instead of "rent" places. They're not crazy expensive places to buy (for New York City) but it's odd all the same. It's like, who the hell would want to buy an apartment in Greenpoint? But, I guess some people do. There's not really a lot to do that is specifically on Java but most of the cool places are on Franklin, etc at Java, so hey, close enough. Pencil Factory -- my fave spot in Greenpoint and Van Gogh's are at Java but not specifically on it. There's a cool Thai place that's right off of Java too but I forget the name . . I think it starts with an O. It's nice to have bars so close and then not have to be above one, so in a way, this is the ideal setup. Maybe that's why people buy property there . . . .
The street is pretty safe and there is an intersting mix of people in Greenpoint now -- and Java is no different. There are still a lot of old school Polish people that live on this street. There are also a lot of hipsters and young people that migrated up from Willyburg. There are also, now, a lot of professional, preppy people that started buying condos on the water, so the neighborhood kind of has a mix of all generations. The only thing that really bites about Java is it's not one of those really close to Williamsburg streets so you have to take the G train in the winter and that is the worst train in New York city. If you have to be in Manhattan every morning, good luck.
  • Cute
  • Quiet
  • Transportation
  • Not a huge bar and restaurant scene
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students

"On Java Street"

Java Street would have to have some coffee, one would think. It doesn’t but it does have several small businesses though, and a nice overall feel. This area is filled with a lot of cool things, not to mention being on the East River. I like this area and think that it’s very easily accessible. All in all, a nice street in this section of Brooklyn.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

"Interesting stores and restaurants."

India St. is in the Greenpoint neighborhood, which has traditionally had a strong Polish and Ukrainian influence. These cultural influences make the street an interesting place to visit. Browse around foreign language bookstores, discount stores with good deals on a variety of products, and stores with imported gifts and accessories. Experience ethnic cuisine in a variety of quaint restaurants. The street was well-lit, closely-inhabited and proved safe for walking around at night. I definitely recommend it for a visit.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

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