B43 and B62 Bus between Manhattan Av & Greenpoint Av
B24 Bus between West St and Kent St.
B32 Bus between Franklin St & India St
G Train between Greenpoint Avenue and Manhattan Avenue
Originally farmland, Greenpoint’s streets such as Calyer and Meserole derive from farm owners’ last names!
Before Greenpoint was known for artsy lofts and hipsters, the neighborhood was mainly Polish, which is why many New Yorkers head there to enjoy Polish cuisine!
Greenpoint begun to change when entrepreneur Neziah Bliss married into the prominant Meserole family in the 1830s, and later established regular ferry service to Manhattan from Greenpoint around 1850, which is one of many changes that allowed for Greenpoint to become part of the City of Brooklyn in 1855.