From long-forgotten politicians to the movers and shakers of Gilded Age society, James and Michelle Nevius, authors of Footprints in New York, will discuss the lives of iconic New Yorkers, then lead a walking tour of historic points in the neighborhood. Cosponsored by WORD Bookstore.
Event takes place at:
126 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Greenpoint is more than a neighborhood of lofts, galleries, and the best pierogies in Brooklyn. It’s also home to some of our favorite wooden houses! Join Chelcey Berryhill and Elizabeth Finkelstein of the Wooden House Project for a walking tour up, down and all around the unique wooden-house filled streets in this historic area. Learn about how these hearty survivors came to be, their ties to Greenpoint’s early shipbuilding history and how they’re being rediscovered and brought back to life today.
Reservations required; meeting place will be given upon sign-up.
This past summer Andrew Scott Dolkart – professor, architectural historian, and director of Columbia University’s Historic Preservation program – led the “official” Six to Celebrate tour of Greenpoint! Co-sponsored by the Historic Districts Council as part of the Six to Celebrate program, this … Continue reading →
Greenpoint’s historic factory buildings and modest workers’ housing are strong reminders of Brooklyn’s role as a powerful industrial center during the last half of the 19th century. Join Andrew Scott Dolkart – professor, architectural historian, and director of Columbia University’s Historic Preservation program – as we tour this fascinating neighborhood and take in the industrial heritage displayed by its many extant historic structures. Cosponsored by the Historic Districts Council as part of the Six to Celebrate program.
Join WORD Bookstore and Preservation Greenpoint for a special event on June 9th. Historian Alec Cumming will discuss Brooklyn’s contribution to the city’s radio history, from the many Yiddish stations of the ’30s and ’40s to Radio Soleil’s work in the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake, followed by a guided walk over to WNYC Transmitter Park. RSVP on Facebook (encouraged but not required).