Greenpoint is a 2013 “Six to Celebrate” Neighborhood!

© Jennifer Galatioto

The Historic Districts Council (HDC), New York’s city-wide advocate for historic buildings and neighborhoods, has just selected Greenpoint as one of the six neighborhoods to celebrate in 2013!

Preservation Greenpoint–a newly-formed organization dedicated to protecting the historic architecture and character of our lovely neighborhood–submitted Greenpoint for participation in this program. Throughout 2013, HDC will work with Preservation Greenpoint to set and reach preservation goals through strategic planning, advocacy, outreach, programs, walking tours, and publicity.

As insightfully put by Simeon Bankoff, executive director of HDC: “Neighborhoods throughout New York are fighting an unseen struggle to determine their own futures. By bringing these locally-driven neighborhood preservation efforts into the spotlight, HDC hopes to focus New Yorkers’ attention on the very real threats that historic communities throughout the city are facing from indiscriminate and inappropriate development.”

Check out the press coverage from NY Daily News and Brownstoner, and make sure to like Preservation Greenpoint’s facebook page to follow along with their development over the coming year.

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Vote For Greenpoint’s GMDC Building: $3 million on the line


Greenpoint’s own GMDC building, home to many artists, manufacturing and design studios and the future home of the North Brooklyn Boat Club has been nominated by Partners in Preservation to receive $3 million dollars, which will be used to rebuild the bulk head.

The GMDC building was a rope mill at the turn of the 20th century. It is important that we preserve this part of our neighborhood’s history.

To vote, login. You can vote everyday until May 21st.

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