The old school Greenpoint that we love ©Brian Merlis

Rick Gomes and Brian Merlis are going back, way back, to the time when rope factories and lumber yards lined the East River in Greenpoint. And maybe even further back to the time when Greenpoint’s population was entirely five related families…Gomes and Merlis are diligently working on their third Brooklyn local history book, titled Brooklyn’s Historic Greenpoint, and are looking for your photos of the neighborhood.

Brooklyn’s Historic Greenpoint will be a self-published, 300+page hard cover book, and will include several hundred archival photos, some dating back to Greenpoint in the 1870s. Chapters on the area’s history will cover transportation, houses of worship, schools, industries, parks, etc.

If you have interesting photographs of the neighborhood, scan and e-mail them to Brian at Photographs should be pre-1980, and can include snaps of businesses or stores, streets, cars, parks, etc.—just no family photos, please! When submitting, include you name, general location of where the photograph was taken, and anything else that you know about the picture.

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