$29 – $35

Exploring Greenpoint: From "Little Poland" to Front Lines of Gentrification

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Brooklyn Bazaar (Outside)

150 Greenpoint Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11222

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How much do you know about the Brooklyn neighborhood of Greenpoint other than its backdrop in HBO's 'Girls'?

Join New York Adventure Club as we explore Brooklyn’s diverse and intriguing waterfront neighborhood of Greenpoint, which maintains a historic Polish presence even as gentrification laps northward from adjacent Williamsburg.

Led by veteran Brooklyn tour guide Norman Oder, our unique neighborhood experience will include:


  • An overview of Greenpoint, from its Polish roots and rich industrial history to the surging new real estate developments reframing its neighborhood identity
  • A walk past local gems including an exquisite historic district, old manufacturing plants converted into art studios or offices, some grand churches and repurposed theaters, and a charming park that memorializes the Civil War ship Monitor
  • A visit to a waterfront park with sweeping views of midtown Manhattan


At the end of the tour, Norman will point you to other places worth visiting, including places for dessert, beer/drinks, and, of course, Polish food.


Click here to see pictures from one of our last visits to Greenpoint!

**Please bring water and comfortable shoes as we’ll be on our feet for most of the tour.



Public Transportation

Ferry: The NYC Ferry now stops in Greenpoint! Click here to see the schedule. Exit at India Street and continue three blocks to Greenpoint and Manhattan Aves.

Transit: Greenpoint Avenue (G)


About Norman

“In the 1990s, I began leading family/friends on informal tours of Brooklyn. My goal: to lead the type of energetic, interesting tours I’d take myself. After founding New York Like a Native in 2000 with one tour, I’ve added many more neighborhoods, thanks to visitors and my own curiosity. I specialize in Brooklyn and as both a tour guide and journalist am always trying to understand it better.

“New York Like a Native is a member of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. I’m a licensed New York City tour guide and have long been a member of the Guides Association of NYC.”


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Photo Credit: Christa Lopez

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Brooklyn Bazaar (Outside)

150 Greenpoint Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11222

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