Hailing from upstate NY, I moved from Washington Heights to Greenpoint in 2004, and have been sitting atop the Oil Spill since. Aside from trading a one-block walk to the train for Greenpoint’s 1.5 mile walk to the L, there are no regrets. There is no McGolrick Park in the Heights.

Given the industrial havoc that has been heaped upon the neighborhood, I consider most days triumphant. Having my Greenpoint-based novel placed in Word bookstore was also nice.

I write local/NYC topical articles; as well as music-related pieces. I also write fiction and music, including the score for a new feature film, World’s Best Dad, (made by a Greenpoint-based filmmaker). My blog is located here.

– Joel Chaffee

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