Greenpoint, Brooklyn: Life in the burgeoning hipster hotspot, from restaurants to real estate

Greenpoint, Brooklyn: Life in the burgeoning hipster hotspot, from restaurants to real estate

Once primarily an industrial zone, Greenpoint is yet another hot Brooklyn neighborhood to live in, and locals say its transformation isn’t finished yet.

While the northern Brooklyn area has always been a haven for Polish-Americans, its population is becoming increasingly diverse. And, as in much of the borough these days, there’s also a sizable hipster faction.

“A lot of former Williamsburgers have fled to Greenpoint in search of calm and quiet,” noted Colleen Leeman, a real estate saleswoman with Citi Habitats.

NATALIE BREWSTER. Special to amNewYork