Willing to brave the G train? If you're looking for waterfront views, great bars and independently owned businesses, hightail it to Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
The historically Polish neighborhood has in recent years seen an influx of 20- and 30-somethings from all backgrounds, bringing with them a deluge of cocktail bars and brunch spots (in classic millennial fashion). But the Polish influence has endured -- you're not going to want to leave Greenpoint without digging into a plate of pierogis and kielbasa.
Here are our picks for spending sunrise to sunset in the northernmost Brooklyn neighborhood.
Skip Starbucks and sip local coffee
Sate your sweet tooth at Peter Pan
Take in the view at Transmitter Park
Bask in the sunshine at McCarren Park
Brunch like a champion at Anella
Browse guitars at Pentatonic
Peruse paperbacks or join a book club at WORD
Hit Habitat for happy hour
Get competitive at Black Rabbit
Dig into classic Polish dishes at Karczma
Have a nightcap at Moonlight Mile, Greenpoint's whiskey bar
Or plot a 'Search Party' of your own at Ramona
Save room for ice cream from Van Leeuwen