© Nathan Kensinger

Northwest Greenpoint now and what residents there have to say about Greenpoint Landing and the population explosion it may bring is part of Nathan Kensinger’s most recent installments in his Camera Obscura Series on Curbed:

The waterfront community in the northwest corner of Greenpoint, Brooklyn is one of those sleepy, isolated New York neighborhoods that felt like it would always be immune to major change. On a recent summer day, a colony of stray cats wandered these quiet post-industrial streets, watching the occasional truck rattle by. A smattering of small cafes in the area served a handful of customers, who trickled in looking for an iced coffee, an onigiri, or an afternoon cocktail. The few residents who could handle the summer heat gathered at a sidewalk game of dominos or sipped beers next to a fishing boat parked in their front yard. “It’s so quiet right now,” said Keith Sirchio, standing in front of his apartment on Commercial Street. Sirchio has lived in the area for 14 years, and has seen Greenpoint slowly grow in popularity. “It’s already too many people altogether.”

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