Living in the Vinegar Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn

Vinegar Hill Apartments

Today's Vinegar Hill is made up of a six block area, located west of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and extends west to Bridge Street.

 

The original Brooklyn neighborhood stretched all the way from the East River to Tillary Street at the south. The construction of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway effectively split this section, creating the RAMBO (Right After the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) neighborhood to the south, and shrinking the Vinegar Hill region to its current broders north of the BQE.

 

For such a small area, Vinegar Hill has a suprising variety of housing stock. Most of the streets are lined with Federal Style and Greek Revival townhouses of the 19th century. These historic structures are mixed in with the various industrial buildings common to this waterfront region. Many original cobblestones show through in Vinegar Hill, along the narrow streets.

 

Vinegar Hill: A Unique Pocket of Brooklyn

Vinegar Hill is serviced by the F train at the York Street Station. However, there are three local busesthat pass through the neighborhood, bringing residents easy access to the nearby Borough Hall Station, and High Street Station, providing service to the A, C, R, 2, 3, 4 & 5 trains.

 

The mix of housing stock is getting larger, as new developments continually pop up around the neighborhood. Virtually all structures in the neighborhood vary in current use, past use, style, and years of construction, making Vinegar Hill a unique, waterfront community on the edge of the East River.


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