Apartment tour: Urban scrawl

Kid Robot's marketing manager finds street art a home in her vivacious Greenpoint gem.

Why Kent Street?

In a neighborhood as fickle as Greenpoint, Brooklyn, the beautiful 19th-century row houses along Kent Street are a peaceful reprieve. Lindsay loves the convenience and quiet of her tree-lined block that's just steps away from the East River waterfront. "It's like Sesame Street. I love that it's a preserved historic district," she says. "It's easy to get out and go jogging on the waterfront." Despite nearby condo construction, "The families that live on my block have lived here for years. It's still a very strong Polish community."


Brooklyn Label "I love meat, but I'm obsessed with their homemade veggie burgers." (180 Franklin St at Java St; 718-389-2806, brooklynlabel.com)

Coco 68 "A great place to hang out and have drinks, and the best mac and cheese." (68 Greenpoint Ave between West and Franklin Sts; 718-389-6868, 68restaurant.com)

Enid's "They've got a bangin' brunch, and afterward you can walk it off in the park." (560 Manhattan Ave at Driggs Ave; 718-349-3859, enids.net)

Peter Pan Bakery "Everyone in the 'hood satisfies their sweet tooth here." (272 Manhattan Ave between Meserole and Norman Aves, 718-389-3676)

Hot spots

Word "Support your independent bookstore! They've got everything the big guys have." (126 Franklin St between Milton and Noble Sts; 718-383-0096, wordbrooklyn.com)

Red Star "It's the place to watch sports. When the X Games are on, I sit in front of their huge flat-screen TVs all week long!" (37 Greenpoint Ave at West St; 718-349-0162, redstarny.com)

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