A portrait of Greenpointer Mae West - illustrated by Rebecca Clarke

Mae West is Famous Greenpointers of the month! According to Wiki, “during her childhood, West’s family moved to various parts of Woodhaven, Queens, as well as the Williamsburg and Greenpoint neighborhoods of Brooklyn. It was in Woodhaven, at Neir’s Social Hall (which opened in 1829 and is still extant) that West supposedly first performed professionally.

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