Another surprise—and for a surprising reason: Greenpoint has some of the best public schools in the city, achieving high test scores and parent-satisfaction ratings, in spite of (or perhaps because of) its small population. It is slightly cheaper and safer than adjacent Williamsburg and has a respectable number of restaurants and bars. There are downsides: The retail coverage is patchy, there are few parks, and it sits on top of an underground oil spill that is still being cleaned up after 30 years. But as long as you don’t go swimming in Newtown Creek, it’s a vibrant, affordable place to raise a family.

Eating & Drinking

There are about 232 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Greenpoint. People in Greenpoint can walk to an average of 19 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

Greenpoint is the 48th most walkable neighborhood in New York with 34,569 residents.

Greenpoint has excellent public transportation and is very bikeable. Nearby neighborhoods: Blissville, Williamsburg, Long Island City, Stuyvesant Town – Peter Cooper Village, Kips Bay, Murray Hill and East Village.

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