So what’s the best slice in Greenpoint? Handy seems to think it’s LA Pizza & Convenience. Long term locals will probably argue with you between Russ on Manhattan Ave or Carmine’s Original on Norman. Personally I’m a Russ girl. But the crackheads they have delivering are a little scary… – Handy Instrumental
Sadly my Mets botched yet another post season possiblity, but as a true fan knows, you stick by ’em anyway. And the majority of native Greenpointers are Met fans (must be that close proximity to Queens). This was the last season at Shea and they’re selling everything but the kitchen sink via auction. The seats are outlandishly priced at $869 but maybe you can snag something a little more reasonable, like a stadium brick for $50.
The U.S.S. Monitor – The bloody U.S. Civil War was a watershed for military innovation, including one of the first naval battles between two armor-plated ships, the U.S.S. Monitor and the C.S.S. Merrimack at the Battle of Hampton Roads. The Monitor held its own in the battle thanks to a unique design with a single rotating gun turret and a streamlined shape below the waterline. Even though the battle took place on the Virginia coast, the uniquely designed Monitor was constructed in Brooklyn. The ship was built at the now defunct Continental Ironworks in the Greenpoint section of the borough. The famous vessel is commemorated in the area with its own street name (Monitor Street) and a statue at Monsignor Mcgolrick Park.
FYI – The ship is also commemorated as the moniker for PS 110 known also as The Monitor School. Yeah, we learn that in like the second grade over here. The pride of Greenpoint! The Monitor!