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But it's not only families who are discovering the great values of rental apartments these days: large groups of young people, both professionals as well as artists and musicians increasingly unable to afford next-door Williamsburg, are drawn to Greenpoint because of its newly energized nightlife and restaurant scene, which has so far settled alongside the old-school butchers and grocers and diners without too much fuss. This neighborhood is also home to "Little Poland," complete with stores and restaurants selling Polish goods and food. There is also the Greenpoint Historic District, filled with 19th century brick rowhouses, as well as historic churches and synagogues. For residents who commute into Manhattan each day, transportation can be a bit of a nuisance, as only the G train stops in the neighborhood, and that's the ONLY subway line in the entire system which doesn't go onto the island of Manhattan. Recent Greenpoint devotees downplay the issue, however, saying that the bus-to-the-L train or G-to-the-L train trip is not nearly as long nor as cumbersome as you might think. One other downside worth noting: Greenpoint's years as an industrial center left a legacy of pollution and waste, most notably a 30-million-gallon oil spill in 1950 that continues to bespoil Newton Creek. McGolrick Park is also located in Greenpoint, and contains the classical Shelter Pavilion, a monument to the USS Monitor. It was designated a NYC Landmark in 1966. It is also on the US Register of National Historic Places. There are also plans to revitalize the riverfront with parks and playgrounds which, of course, would only add to the Greenpoint's attractiveness for young people and families. Greenpunkt is a great source to find out what's going on on Greenpoint.

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Subway Lines

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  • g

Schools

  • Automotive Hs
  • Harry Van Arsdale Hs
  • Jhs 126 J. Ericsson Jhs
  • Ps 110 Monitor School
  • Ps 17 Woodworth Es
  • Ps 31 Samuel F. Dupont School
  • Ps 34 Oliver H. Perry Es

Parks

  • American Playground
  • Badame Sessa Triangle
  • Bushwick Inlet Park
  • Cooper Park
  • Ericsson Playground
  • Father Giorgio Triangle
  • Fidelity Triangle
  • Frost Playground
  • Greenpoint Playground
  • Lentol Garden
  • Macri Triangle
  • Mccarren Park
  • Memorial Gore
  • Msgr. Mcgolrick Park
  • Mt. Carmel Triangle
  • Newtown Barge Playground
  • North 5Th Street Pier
  • Orient Grove
  • Pvt. Sonsire Triangle
  • Red Shed Garden
  • Sgt. William Dougherty Playground

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