Focus on Brooklyn: Gritty Greenpoint

This is the second post in a four part series about Brooklyn and it is a partnership with Brooklyn-based retailer Focus Camera. All images in this post were created with the Samsung NX500 which retails on their site for $798 currently.

Greenpoint is a part of New York City, and Brooklyn, that’s been put on the map lately largely due to the success of the Wythe Hotel. Because of that property and other aspects of the neighborhood, much of it is now very “cool” and features everything a city-dweller needs. And then some. There’s even a Brooklyn Flea on the waterfront in Greenpoint.

However, there’s a lot of Greenpoint that is still “gritty” and more underdeveloped, something I say in absolute love actually, because it’s exactly that lack of polish that makes me enjoy going there.

For this second post in my series with Focus Camera, I wanted to focus on some of the lesser known aspects of the area and I wanted to share a cafe that I discovered which has awesome food (Duck Fries!) and cocktails, plus the kind of gritty-yet-refined decor that is so hip right now in New York.

If you’re a local, I’m sure none of these images will be unknown to you and I am sure I don’t need to tell you where to go in Greenpoint.

If you’re a visitor, feel free to ask me questions in the comments. I’m happy to answer anything you’d like to know since this post largely features more photos and less information.

Focus on Brooklyn: Gritty Greenpoint

Focus on Brooklyn: Gritty Greenpoint

Focus on Brooklyn: Gritty Greenpoint

Focus on Brooklyn: Gritty Greenpoint

Focus on Brooklyn: Gritty Greenpoint

Focus on Brooklyn: Gritty Greenpoint

Focus on Brooklyn: Gritty Greenpoint

Focus on Brooklyn: Gritty Greenpoint

Focus on Brooklyn: Gritty Greenpoint

Focus on Brooklyn: Gritty Greenpoint

Focus on Brooklyn: Gritty Greenpoint

Focus on Brooklyn: Gritty Greenpoint

Focus on Brooklyn: Gritty Greenpoint

Focus on Brooklyn: Gritty Greenpoint

Focus on Brooklyn: Gritty Greenpoint

Focus on Brooklyn: Gritty Greenpoint

Focus on Brooklyn: Gritty Greenpoint

Focus on Brooklyn: Gritty Greenpoint

Focus on Brooklyn: Gritty Greenpoint

Focus on Brooklyn: Gritty Greenpoint

Focus on Brooklyn: Gritty Greenpoint

Focus on Brooklyn: Gritty Greenpoint

Focus on Brooklyn: Gritty Greenpoint

Focus on Brooklyn: Gritty Greenpoint

Focus on Brooklyn: Gritty Greenpoint

Focus on Brooklyn: Gritty Greenpoint

Now, where to eat? There are so many wonderful places to choose from, but my newest favorite is Park Luncheonette. Contrary to what the name suggests it is not just open for lunch. When you visit, order one of their pizzas, or the Duck Fries and a local beer. If you’re into cocktails, you can’t go wrong here. “The Rowboat” is what’s pictured and it was delectable.

Focus on Brooklyn: Gritty Greenpoint

Focus on Brooklyn: Gritty Greenpoint

Focus on Brooklyn: Gritty Greenpoint

Stay tuned for the next two posts in this series and follow Focus Camera on Instagram for more about the other great partnerships and events they have coming up this year. Like…this travel photo contest!

Focus Camera is compensating me for these posts on this blog however, all opinions and words are my own. Including the decision to link to the Focus Camera website and social media accounts.

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