Apartment searching in New York is one of the most stressful parts about trying to make a home here. Prices are sky-high in the city and in Brooklyn. The neighborhood of Greenpoint, once a mostly Polish enclave, has been invaded by people priced out of the Williamsburg area. Whether you're in the market for a brand-new building or a recently renovated loft, these websites are a great place to check out what Greenpoint has to offer.
482 Driggs Ave., (718) 384-5304
Apartments and Lofts has a flexible online search for practically every neighborhood in New York City. Because their offices are located in Williamsburg, they cater to apartments both there and in Greenpoint. Though going through a Broker is not always an affordable experience, you'll be surprised to find there are plenty of apartments listed here without a Broker's fee. Make an appointment and someone will drive you around to take a look at any number of properties.
By now everyone is familiar with the bounty that is Craigslist, and in New York this website can become essential to your survival if you find yourself suddenly looking for a place to live. Do a Brooklyn search (it'll ask you what kind of apartment you'd like) and then search for Greenpoint. Be wary of posters that don't show any photos, or if they look like stock photography. Bring a friend if you go to see the place and be smart about giving out your personal information. Though it comes with risks, Craigslist is the best place to find a sublet or a more flexible renting agreement.
933 Manhattan Ave., (718) 609-1485
This website features both rentals and sales, but it's decidedly Greenpoint focused and a great place to look if you're searching with a roommate or for your family. Like Apts and Lofts, the photos here are accurate and helpful in making a decision. The office is located in Greenpoint, so stop by to discuss what you're looking for or give them a call in advance.
Several realtors around the Williamsburg / Greenpoint neighborhood post to this list-serv site, so each listing will come from a different place. Though most focus on Williamsburg, it's a good site to visit to get an idea of how much these apartments are going for on the market.
695 Lorimer St., (718) 554-1555
This website features brand spanking new buildings or nicely renovated lofts. Spend some time browsing on the site and schedule an appointment with a broker. Their no-fee apartments in Greenpoint are some of the nicest you'll see on the market.
117 Meserole Ave. and 10 Norman Ave., (718) 383-5553
This well designed site has a great search option, and even a roommate finder. Expect fees, but the lower prices in Greenpoint should lessen the blow. There are several eager realtors working here (two full pages of names) so you won't have to worry about finding a time to see a listing you're interested in.
196 Bedford Ave., (718) 388-0025
Conveniently located right off the Bedford L Train, MG Realty has been in business for years and knows both neighborhoods well. Apartments for rent are listed on their website but frequently there are specials and lowered rents if you go for a visit to their office.