The Real Deal New York

Greenpoint’s “Girls” effect

An uptick in the economy, plus exposure from the hit show, leads to more activity for North Brooklyn nabe

April 03, 2013 04:30PM
By Claire Wilson

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From left: Matthew Schwartz and Chris Papamichael

From the April issue: Greenpoint has received a lot of attention lately for its role as the setting for the HBO mega-hit-series “Girls.” That exposure, brokers say, has boosted the neighborhood’s rental market. “We get more and more calls there for rentals every day,” said David Behin of the brokerage MNS.

And while the twenty-something crowd at Grumpy’s Café — the Meserole Avenue hangout featured on the show — probably can’t afford to buy real estate, the Greenpoint residential sales market is also seeing an uptick. [more]