Looking for cool things to do while you’re in the Greenpoint Neighborhood? Have you just found an apartment for rent in the Neighborhood and you’re looking to grow your knowledge of the ins & outs and places to go to? We’ve got you prepared for a quick read with the top 5 things to do while you’re in Greenpoint so be ready for an adventure!
1. Eagle Trading Co.
1243 Highland Avenue.
You’ll immediately recognize the infamous Eagle Trading Co. coffee shop for its long lines on the weekend mornings. Whether you’re into a vegetarian bite, a healthy portion of food or a nice cheese steak, Eagle Trading Co. have every desire in their menu! The service is always impeccable and makes for an amazing people watching spot, not to mention their delicious coffees are a great way to start the day! Our menu favorites are the Coronation Chicken Sandwich and of course, the Breakfast Burrito!
33 Nassau Avenue.
The incredible Spritzenhaus, known for its 100 dispensed craft brew taps make it a must go-to for anyone who enjoys craft brews. Spritzenhaus, owned by Robert Shamlian, is a 6000 square feet beer hall adorned with marble bars and a wood-burning oven to truly set an unforgettable atmosphere while you’re going through the experience of trying all of their taps! Did we mention they also have a great snack selection to feast on while you’re getting your drink on? Try out their pretzels and sausages and a wide variety of German-themed snacks!
3. The Thing – Antique/Vintage Shopping
1001 Manhattan Avenue.
With its inconspicuous look and large green sign marked “The Thing – Second Hand Shopping”, it’s easy to walk by The Thing and not acknowledge it for being a true hidden gem of the Greenpoint Neighborhood. However, we’d seriously recommend having a quick look through their items as you’ll be sure to find a trove of treasures and second hand items that are absolutely amazing! You’ll find some rare and some forgotten vinyls and LP’s you might not find anywhere else, not to mention they have many old school books too for all the book lovers!
4. The Greenpoint Gallery
390 McGuinness Boulevard.
The Greenpoint Gallery. An amazing indie and non-profit art gallery located off of McGuiness Boulevard is a great place to check out if you’re looking for a wide range of Art. The space is dedicated to up and coming artists who are looking for flexibility in showing or performing their art or music and as such, makes for a great place for art lovers to congregate to. The gallery boasts wide space over two floors and has several studios available for artists in residence to use.
5. WNYC Transmitter Park
The 6.6 acre public park, situated right by the East River shoreline is a true gem in regards to sight seeing and watching over the Manhattan skyline. It’s name originated in 1935 after the public radio WNYC acquired the park and utilized it as a broadcasting station by adding twin antennas to the park. The waterfront park is renown for its quietness and as a great get-away from everything for a quiet afternoon. It’s also renown to photographers as it is a great spot to get unobstructed views of Manhattan.