Greenpoint is hip: so hip that a local Greenpoint grocery store was recently the backdrop for a Harpers Bazaar photo shoot for an upcoming magazine cover, with a scantily clad Gwyneth Paltrow posing with a gallon of milk in the frozen food aisle. If you don’t think that’s hip, Bill Murray sent social media into a flurry when he was caught bartending at the recently opened 21 Greenpoint. But you don’t need celebrities to be cool. In Greenpoint, there’s a laundromat that doubles as a bar, and an old Polish banquet hall was transformed into a bazaar where you can play ping pong, listen to your favorite bands and enjoy some karaoke. Greenpoint, still a vibrant Polish community, is also home to numerous hipsters and is the setting for the TV show, Girls. It’s also undergoing a real estate building boom, with new buildings sprouting up around this lively section of Brooklyn. No longer the sleepy neighbor to Williamsburg, Greenpoint is becoming a destination. From a lazy afternoon in a scenic waterfront park to browsing in the shops on the main shopping streets, a visit to Greenpoint should definitely be on your list of places to see on your next trip to Brooklyn.
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