Alt Brooklyn Hood Greenwood Heights27

Posted by Deirdre // 08-29-2011


I’m sure moving has not been the first thing you’ve been thinking about these last few days…but if your Sunday paper was eaten up by Hurricane Irene like ours, check out this week’s Living In on Greenwood Heights. I’ve written about the area before as a great alternative to leaving Brooklyn. Depending on your zone, there are at least two great elementary schools (PS 295 and PS 10) and one very arts-focused and neighborhoody middle school. And lots of cool things happening in the area that the NY Times article doesn’t even touch (like the awesome sister establishments Southside Coffee [seriously good] and Lot 2 Restaurant [yummy and cool] on 6th Avenue). The WSJ also did a piece on the ‘hood a few months ago, as an alternative to Park Slope.

Lot 2 Restaurant. Photo by Sam Horine

There are lots of gems in the area, a few of which you can find on neighborhood and other relevant blogs, including well-founded rumors (from a friend who lives across the street, to F’d in Park Slope) of a hipster beer garden coming to the southern tip of 7th Avenue and Giuseppina’s, a Lucali spin-off. As far as other quality of life measures, it’s close enough to the park to make it a regular visit with wee ones. Grocery shopping, not so much – but there is a local CSA, and it’s an easy bus ride along 7th or 5th Ave to Park Slope for Co-op or other shopping.

If you’re an architecture appreciator you’ll be disappointed by the dominance of vinyl siding, but with it comes the possibility of owning an actual house. Our friends have a sweet place across from the cemetery which is much more charming than it sounds. They call the neighborhood “the prairie” but with a good latte, organic veggies and artisinal pizza, it’s well on its way to welcoming settlers.


2 Responses

  1. November 29th, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    […] know from other posts that we love lots of things about Greenwood Heights. Now we hear that the cemetery is trying to buy […]

  2. November 22nd, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    […] note that District 15 is big and encompasses way more than Park Slope – Red Hook, Gowanus, Greenwood, Sunset Park and over to Fulton Street in Ft Greene. District map below, courtesy of Brooklyn […]