Vinegar Hill is a six-block neighborhood located on the Brooklyn waterfront between DUMBO and the Navy Yards. This tiny neighborhood is often associated with the high-end artsy image of DUMBO, and sometimes with the industrial feel of the Navy Yards. Neither view quite lines up with the working class history of Vinegar Hill, which was once predominantly Irish, and is named after a historic battle that occurred during the Irish Rebellion of 1798. Today, the blue collar population that sprung up around the Navy Yards has given way to luxury buyers spilling over from DUMBO. The cobblestone streets and brick townhouses of Vinegar Hill’s historic district mingle with industrial remnants and glassy new condo buildings.
In spite of its tiny size, Vinegar hill has its own F train subway station and is close to the water taxi stop in DUMBO. Commuting to Manhattan is painless, and you can enjoy the picturesque setting of parks, bridges, and Manhattan views on your way to work. Vinegar Hill’s F train also travels deeper into Brooklyn to hip Cobble Hill, various parts of Prospect Park, and even the Atlantic Ocean beaches of Coney Island.
Since Vinegar Hill is so small, there are few sales and rentals listed specifically in this neighborhood. If you’re looking to buy or rent in this neighborhood, real estate listings tend to be categorized under DUMBO.