7.3 out of 10

Lorimer St, Greenpoint

Ranked 1st best street in Greenpoint
40.7239923733716 -73.9519363372014
Great for
  • Nightlife
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • No ratings yet
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Students


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

"All the cool kids live at the Lorimer stop"

Lorimer Street has officially become the new Bedford ave. No self - respecting hipster would live on Bedford any longer. And, what with all the lofts and grungy garages lining the Lorimer and Metropolitan intersection, it is the ideal spot for a congregation of skinny jeans and beards.
Lorimer does have some amazing attractions, though, and I really do enjoy this street quite a lot. Second Stop cafe and Think Coffee are directly across the street from each other and both have amazing coffee (many argue the best in the city). Second Stop has food and a much better atmosphere if you want to hang / work / internet; but, Think is really serious about its coffee so it's a better place if you want to get a to-go.
There is an unmarked bicycle shop on Lorimer just across the street from Lazy Catfish that has become an underground rite of passage for Brooklyn bikers. The owner is really cool, he fixes up vintage bikes and sells them for 150 bucks (plus, he'll tailor them to your height, what kind of seat / handlebars you want etc for an extra 25). He fixes any problems you have with an existing bike for really cheap as well. The lazy catfish has a pretty decent brunch that comes with bloody marys for really cheap on Sundays and they offer live music. Just up the street toward the park is Pete's. This is the place to go in the nearby neighborhood for live music, comedy, cheap bear, etc. Hipster haven so if you like beards and nonchalence, this place will be a staple.
And, no mention of Lorimer is complete without the mention of McCarren Park and Pool. Lorimer is the most direct way to get to the McCarren pool parties / hipster sunbathing part of the park. So, if you want to see a real meatmarket in action and it's too early for Union Pool, hit up the park!
  • Cool bars
  • Lots of energy
  • Hipsters
  • Dirty
  • Ugly
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Lots of shops, little cafes to go to"

There are a lot of businesses to visit on this street for those who are hungry or simply looking to leave New York with a really full suitcase. For those looking for a present to bring home from their New York trip, Lorimer Wines & Spirits offers some interesting bottles that you may not be able to find in your hometown.

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