Greenpoint, Brooklyn’s northernmost neighbourhood, is enjoying somewhat of a makeover. The once-sleepy neighbourhood is set to rival adjacent Williamsburg for stylish bars and eateries, while still holding on to its local, homey feel and European influence (the area is traditionally Polish, so expect sweet-smelling bakeries on almost every corner).
The place to stay is the Henry Norman, a boutique hotel that provides a stylish oasis in the city. A former warehouse dating back to the 19th century, the Henry Norman has that signature Brooklyn style – think exposed brick, high ceilings, large windows, industrial piping and steel fixtures. The penthouse lofts are the real draw; complete with kitchens and views all over Manhattan and Brooklyn from private roof decks, they offer an authentic slice of Brooklyn life.
For more information, visit the Henry Norman Hotel website.
Words by Angharad Jones. Images property of Henry Norman Hotel.