Looking around Greenpoint today, it’s hard to imagine that this area of high rises and former factories was ever different, but three hundred and fifty years ago Greenpoint was the hunting grounds of the Native American Mespeatches people who lived just up Newtown creek in Maspeth, which takes its name from its original dwellers. There they lived in large wooden long houses with up to twenty members of their extended families.
Perhaps there were once earlier Native Americans who actually lived in Greenpoint. In the 1840s when Neziah Bliss, the founder of Greenpooint, was laying out streets they found a Native American burial ground around Freeman Street. In the early 17th century diseases spread by Europeans wiped out around ninety percent of Natives, perhaps including local Native Americans. We will never know for certain. Continue reading →
With over 43,000 surcharge-free ATM’s in our network, competitive checking accounts, and a large offer of credit cards and personal loans, Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union (PSFCU) has been serving its community for 40 years in three states: New York, New Jersey and Illinois. In addition to sixteen branches, PSFCU also offers mortgage loans for properties in Florida and Pennsylvania. With over 1.7 billion dollars in assets, PSFCU is currently the largest ethnic credit union in the United States.
PSFCU provides its Members with free 24/7 Online and Mobile Banking access to their accounts and loans. Continue reading →