A cosy little neighbourhood with a strong Polish presence, Greenpoint’s charming townhouses and cramped shops imbue its streets with a sense of welcomed familiarity. It takes a little longer to reach always-on-the-move Manhattan from this northernmost Brooklyn neighbourhood, but basking in Greenpoint's communal vibe is well worth the extra minutes. Also worth the journey? The stellar skyline views of downtown Manhattan from the rooftops of Greenpoint’s converted warehouses and loft flats.See places to stay Save this neighbourhood
A Creative Culture in a Polish Outpost
Various surrounding cafes serve the best coffee in town (my favourite, just on the corner of Franklin St and Oak called Cookie Road). A vast number or bars with outdoor sitting and lovely restaurants will easily become highlights of your stay. The closest bodegas, which are small convenient stores stocked for your most immediate needs, are open very late."
Warehouses Repurposed Into Creative Spaces
The Greenpoint neighbourhood is filled with a mix of families and young professionals. It is an extremely safe area."
Views of Manhattan from Greenpoint's Perspective
Our neighbourhood is a hotspot for travellers who enjoy good restaurants, bars, shopping, music and nightlife. Amazing views of Manhattan, great parks and bike friendly roads make Greenpoint great for outdoor activities. We are also lucky to be living in one of the safest and most desirable neighbourhoods in New York City."
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Born and raised in Flint, Michigan, Ogden studied at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbour before moving to New York City. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY, and travels frequently on assignment. His photographs have appeared in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Esquire, W, The Wall Street Journal Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, Wired, Time, and many others.
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