Isolated from any direct subway lines to Manhattan, Greenpoint is independent by nature. The new creative class settling here embraces the individualistic spirit. Old warehouses that used to produce pencils, glass, and boats now incubate new businesses and art projects. Vintage-lovers hunt for one-of-a-kind finds at thrift and vinyl record shops. And your playlist might already be familiar with Greenpoint — many indie music labels are headquartered here.
At the turn of the 20th century, Polish immigrants came to Greenpoint to put down American roots. Generations later, their descendents remain, adding a distinct Polish character that outsiders can experience in the profusion of Polish markets and restaurants. The Warsaw at the Polish National Home is an archetype for how the Polish and creative communities mesh. Before catching a new band on its stage, you can fill up on blintzes and kielbasa at the bar.View all Greenpoint spaces
My top picks are the vegan pizzas at Screamers, Peter Pan Donuts and Academy Records.
Paige, Fashion Assistant
Selemat Paqi is a great Indonesian place that combines traditional and modern flavours.
Devin, App Developer
Beacon's Closet is is absoloutly huge, and great for thrifting. It's a hidden gem with great finds.
Lain, Fashion Buyer