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Truth: Greenpoint has transformed dramatically in far less than a decade. Today, artists who decamped to Brooklyn's northern-most neighborhood in the 90s to escape Manhattan rents have been joined by, well, much of Manhattan. And high rises. And popped collars. And yet! If a place ever had a spiritual core, it might be Greenpoint. Authentically Polish on one end, artist- and creative-heavy on the other, these are the populations that still suffuse Greenpoint with its...
All neighborhoods in Brooklyn have their own special charm, but there's something really delightful about Greenpoint. Maybe it's the way the light hits the buildings along Franklin Avenue, or the stately charm of the Astral. Maybe it's just that it's nice to feel like you're close enough to the hustle and bustle of Williamsburg, but far enough away so that you don't have to live in it, every single day. Whatever it is, Greenpoint...
Here is  what we look for in a perfect bar. Good beer. Nice drinks. Friendly bartenders with mustaches and a sense of humor, willing to chat if you want to, but perfectly happy to let you along for a while, if that's what you need to be. Big, gorgeous windows that let a breeze in.  Somewhere low-key, a place that feels like a dive bar, but isn't really a dive bar. The kind of...
What with Tørst and the recently opened Dirck the Norseman, prudent business owners should probably steer clear from launching beer bars in Greenpoint for quite a while.  Authentic Kentucky bourbon bars on the other hand? All we can say is, bring it on. Bluegrass State native Garry Embry abandoned his cushy corporate job to try his luck in the hospitality industry, opening The Moonlight Mile on Franklin Street (he and former IT guy Paulie Gee...