The Weekender: Greenpoint
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Donuts, cocktails, smoked salmon, top-notch coffee, vintage clothing… Geenpoint has everything you would expect a hipster haven to offer—and then some. This week, we’re encouraging you to go out and explore one of our favorite Brooklyn neighborhoods. Whether you’re a neighborhood mainstay or newbie to the area, we’ve got your guide for what not to-miss in Greenpoint this weekend.
And remember— while there may not be G Train service between LIC and Greenpoint, you can take a FREE Uber ride! If you’re headed from Long Island City to Greenpoint (or vice versa), be sure to use your Uber “Free Transfer” by applying promo code: FREETRANSFER for up to $30 off your Uber trip. Get more details about where the promotion applies here.
Early Bird Catches the Donut | Peter Pan
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It’s worth waking up a bit earlier than usual just so you can nab a freshly baked donut at Peter Pan on Manhattan Avenue. Arguably the best donuts in the city (yes, we said arguably), Peter Pan’s creations melt in your mouth and remind you just how good baked dough can be. Favorites include the classic jelly donut, sour cream, and red velvet.
Have a Littleneck Moment | Littleneck Outpost
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Head to the newly opened Littleneck Outpost, the sister location of Gowanus restaurant Littleneck, and nibble on a simple, yet delicious breakfast or lunch. Enjoy their classic lobster roll or the Radish with Bonito Butter & Seaweed Salt on a Bakeri Baguette while looking out on adorable Franklin Street (good for prime people watching). The New England-inspired cafe also has a retail section where you can purchase books, aprons, jams, and sea salts.
Reel in the Smoked Catch of the Day | Acme Fish
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Although by the time you read this it may be too late to go this weekend, it’s still important to include Acme Fish in our roundup of favorite Greenpoint spots. The trusted smoked fish wholesaler for NYC’s top restaurants, Acme is only open to the public on Fridays between 8am and 1pm. If you make it over during that window, you will find some of the best smoked salmon you’ve ever had. While you’re there, taste as many different kinds of fish as you can, including the whitefish, trout, bluefish, mackerel, and herring. Be sure to also stock up on enough goods for Saturday brunch the next day!
Shop For Vintage and Dreamcatchers | People of Tomorrow
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Stop in Franklin Street’s second-hand boutique, People of Tomorrow, to browse through all things hippie-chic. From clothing and shoes to pottery and dreamcatchers, you can find all sorts of colorful, unique items to decorate both your apartment and yourself. Every once in a while they’ll host mini pop-ups, featuring artists and designers, usually complete with wine and a DJ.
Meet the Two French Sisters | Ramona
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Step inside the beautifully decorated cocktail bar, Ramona, for a perfectly-concocted beverage. They offer an extensive cocktail menu featuring drinks like Two French Sisters (vodka, St. Germain, lemon, orange bitters, and Champagn) and The Handsome Grandson (gin, bay leaf syrup, pomegranate basil, lime, and soda). Don’t worry if you get carried away and try them all—Uber will be there to get you home safe and sound.
The Perfect Greenpoint Sunset Experience | Greenpoint Avenue
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Create the ideal Greenpoint experience by having an early dinner at local favorite, River Styx, then grabbing one slice of Ovenly‘s Brooklyn Blackout Cake (to-go), and heading down to Transmitter Park just before dusk. Watch the sun go down behind that big scary island called Manhattan as you enjoy the East River breeze and get a chocolate sugar high.
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