Brooklyn’s northernmost neighborhood is known as Greenpoint. Its character is similar to nearby Williamsburg, with high-rise apartment buildings on its waterfront and a mix of townhouses, warehouses and lofts farther inland. Many choose Greenpoint as an affordable alternative to Williamsburg.
The neighborhood’s boundaries are north of McCarren Park; south of Newtown Creek; northwest of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway; and east of the East River. Greenpoint’s most desirable homes are located on the waterfront, followed by Manhattan Avenue, where you can also find the G train.
Other attractions include McGolrick Park, Bushwick Inlet Park, and the East River Ferry, which offers the most efficient way to commute from Greenpoint to Manhattan. The neighborhood has historically been referred to as Little Poland.