Greenpoint has received a lot of attention for the many great restaurant openings of 2018, and now the NY Post has identified Greenpoint as one of the ‘hottest NYC neighborhoods for 2019,’ largely due to new waterfront real estate development and the Amazon HQ2 announcement.
Some 42 buildings are under construction in Brooklyn’s northernmost ‘hood, with 1,754 units in progress and even more in the pipeline. The most attention-grabbing addition is 40-story condo tower The Greenpoint, which will be occupied early this year, but Localize.city notes “no fewer than five major developments are underway.”
The first market-rate building of the Greenpoint Landing megaproject, One Blue Slip, started leasing last summer, with rents starting at $2,600 per month for studios (higher than the current neighborhood median of $2,400 for a one-bedroom).
Not to mention Amazon’s HQ2 in Long Island City will be just two stops away on the G train.
The rest of the list includes Downtown Brooklyn, East New York, St. George on Long Island, Melrose in the South Bronx, Hudson Yards, the Financial District, Astoria and Jamaica Queens.
The list was compiled by measuring real estate development in progress, access to parks, transit upgrades and shopping and dining options.