Above New York: Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn

Vinegar Hill is a tiny neighborhood in Brooklyn that is just east of the Manhattan Bridge, sandwiched between Dumbo and the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and bordered by the East River to the north, and Downtown Brooklyn to the south. First settled by an Irish population, the neighborhood gets its name as a tribute to the Battle of Vinegar Hill during the Irish rebellion of 1798.

Formerly filled with industrial warehouses and factories, the rezoning of the neighborhood about two decades ago has led to an influx of condos and lofts, along with upscale cafés and restaurants. Most of the neighborhood's buildings hold New York landmark status, and many of the streets are paved with cobblestone and have visible railroad tracks leading in and out of buildings, a reminder of the neighborhood's industrial past.

Check out Vinegar Hill from all angles in this short video from our Above New York series.

Music by Panthurr — "Woof pt. 2"

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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