Average one-bedroom: $2,600/month
Call it Williamsburg-light: similar mindset, but much quieter. It’s a hotbed of new restaurants and bars, flea markets, and the Brooklyn Night Bazaar. Still, it retains a more residential atmosphere than Williamsburg, and is only accessible via the G train or the Ferry. But even those limited transportation options are, at the very least, still in operation, which makes them an immediate improvement over the L train.
“I can see a lot of people going into Greenpoint. Although the restaurants, nightlife, and parks are on a smaller scale compared to that of Williamsburg, it has a similar vibe,” says Kemble.
Who should live here: Young professionals who love the waterfront as well as local watering holes. It’s not the all-night party that other neighborhoods offer, but there’s enough action here to keep you from getting bored while at the same time also offering some peace when you need it.