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About Greenpoint

On the northern side of Brooklyn, Greenpoint is a convenient place to live for many New Yorkers, and it has a peaceful, mellow atmosphere. Greenpoint is the area of the borough that borders I-278, Newtown Creek, and the East River. From various points along the water, you can have expansive views of the Manhattan skyline. Being on the river also means that another mode of transportation is available - the ferry. The Greenpoint terminal is at the end of India Street, and a boat can take you over to East 34th Street or a few other points. If you prefer to stick to the bus or train, there are several lines that make stops in the neighborhood. If heading into Manhattan, hopping on the G train is easy. A transfer in Long Island City or Hunters Point to the E, M, or 7 train can take you into Midtown.

The area is known for its bars, restaurants, and cafes. Many of them are found along Franklin Street and Manhattan Avenue, including long-time favorites like the Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop and the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory. Some larger establishments, including a supermarket, drug store, and gas station, are situated along or near McGuinness Boulevard, a major North/South thoroughfare. The side streets have a quieter feel to them, and most of them are filled with charming brownstones. The northeastern side of Greenpoint has more industrial and commercial businesses, including production companies and studios.

In terms of green space, there are a few parks located within this section of the city. WNYC Transmitter Park is a nice spot on the East River with a nearby bakery serving up treats. Greenpoint Playground on Franklin and Dupont is where the kids can release some energy, and McGolrick Park also has a playground along with picnic tables and some historic sites.