Greenwood is an up-and-coming neighborhood located in the heart of Brooklyn. Greenwood shares its borders with the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Sunset Park, Gowanus, Borough Park, Kensington, and Prospect Park, and is located on Brooklyn’s beautiful waterfront.
Entertainment and Nightlife
If you’re looking for a fun way to spend your time in Greenwood, look no further than Sea Witch, a popular lounge and gastropub located on 5th Avenue in nearby South Slope. With over twenty beers on tap, and delicious seafood-inspired fare, Sea Witch is a certain win. Another Greenwood favorite is Bar 718, also located on 5th Avenue in South Slope. Bar 718 is known for their awesome happy hour, and incomparable pickle shots!
For some casual fun in the Greenwood area, head to Next Level on 4th Avenue in Sunset Park. Next Level is a Brooklyn favorite and features ping-pong tables, vintage arcade games and plays host to gaming tournaments. If you consider yourself to be a connoisseur of the arts, stop by Madarts in nearby South Slope. Madarts is both a studio space, shop, and gallery that showcases the art of some of Brooklyn’s local favorites.
To start your day off right, plan a visit to Roots Cafe in South Slope. Roots Cafe serves up locally sourced coffee (Ithaca, NY), classic American breakfast foods, as well as creative and delicious vegan dishes! Roots Cafe is also a performance space for some of Brooklyn’s favorite musicians and singers.
For lunch, stop by Gnarly Eats in neighboring South Slope. Gnarly Eats is known for their delicious, organic burgers and fresh comfort food.
And to end your day, plan to have dinner at Nostro Ristorante in South Slope. This modest Italian restaurant creates and serves authentic Italian fare, and is BYOB!
History of Greenwood
The Greenwood neighborhood in Brooklyn was one of the sites of the pivotal Battle of Brooklyn in August 1776, during the American Revolutionary War. Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, Greenwood’s waterfront location allowed for the creation and development of a thriving industrial and trade economy.
In recent years, Greenwood, like many other Brooklyn neighborhoods, has grown. Greenwood is now home to an increasing residential community, as well as a growing commercial community.
Greenwood is also home to a historic cemetary, Greenwood Cemetary. It is a beautiful place to walk through on a sunny day. They also have guided trolly tours if you would rather sit back and enjoy.