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Tag: historical greenpoint
Polonia Bookstore Asks for Support from the Community
The store has been serving Greenpoint for 24 years.
What the Disco Ball Rite Aid Looks Like Now
Saying farewell to a neighborhood icon.
1940s Manhattan Avenue in Photos
Manhattan Avenue, like the rest of New York City, has seen a lot of changes since 1940, and here we’ve compiled a ‘before and after’ series of the northern stretch […]
Do the Time Warp: When Slow Commutes Made Greenpoint Feel Like a “Municipal Step-Child”
Welcome to our final installment of “Do the Time Warp,” when we check in with life in Greenpoint 100 years ago. In our previous two sections, we visited Greenpoint circa […]
Greenpoint History Walking Tour to Benefit the Park Church Co-op Saturday (7/7)
Beloved neighborhood worship/art space, the Park Church Co-op (129 Russell St.) has put out a fundraising call to the community. Ace local historian, and Greenpointers contributor, Geoff Cobb has answered […]
The Hist List: Every Official Historic Landmark in Greenpoint
Do you want to know about the extraordinary history all around you? (Yes!!) Well you’re in luck. The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission has just released a revamped version […]
The Illicit Affair That Brought Greenpoint’s own Mae West to Hollywood
In a previous piece I described how Mae West funded her scandalous 1927 play sex through her romance with the rich, handsome, but very dangerous gangster Owney Madden. However, it […]
When Freedom of Expression and Censorship Battled on Manhattan Avenue!
The other day, I gave a talk on the Irish history of Greenpoint, and a long-time Greenpointer offered me a new twist on a famous old Greenpoint legend. Before diving […]
Casting the Iwo Jima Memorial in Greenpoint
The Bedi-Makky building at 227 India Street looks like any other ordinary industrial Greenpoint building. However, it was here that the one of the largest bronze sculpture ever cast in […]