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).
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Thank you to the huge crowd that came out to our first walking tour of Greenpoint! We made new friends, saw new places, and discovered the hidden secrets of Greenpoint’s past. Until next time!
Join Preservation Greenpoint and author/photographer Frank Jump on a walking tour of the fading ads of Greenpoint. For nearly 20 years, Jump has been documenting the painted ads of New York City as they rapidly disappear. Jump’s book Fading Ads of New York City compiles these photographs to tell the stories of the businesses, places, and people whose lives transpired among them, the story of the city itself. During this walking tour and book-signing, Jump will offer a glimpse into Greenpoint’s commercial advertising history through the neighborhood’s remnant fading ads.
Tour meets at 11:30 a.m. for an introduction and overview, then the group will depart at noon. This tour is free but space is limited, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your reservation.
TOUR MEETS AT SE CORNER OF GREENPOINT AVENUE & FRANKLIN STREET.
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Big thanks to everyone who came out to toast Preservation Greenpoint at our bar crawl! Greenpoint, Brooklyn, treated us well, from knocking back a few drinks at what used to be a longshoremen’s hangout to happening upon impromptu live music (and free … Continue reading
Preservation Greenpoint has been featured in quite a few articles about their selection as one of the Historic District Council’s Six to Celebrate in 2013! Here are just a few for your reading enjoyment:
“Sunset Park and Greenpoint on Prestigious ‘Six to Celebrate’ List,” by NY Daily News
“HDC Celebrates Sunset Park, Greenpoint This Year,” by Brownstoner
“Greenpoint is a 2013 ‘Six to Celebrate’ Neighborhood!” by Greenpointers
“Sunset Park, Greenpoint Recognized for History & Architecture,” by News12 Brooklyn
“Greenpoint Chosen as ‘Six to Celebrate’ Neighborhood,” by Greenpoint Gazette
“Polska Dzielnica Atrakcja Historyczna Nowego Jorku,” by Super Express
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Greenpoint is selected as one of the Historic Districts Council’s “Six to Celebrate” in 2013! Preservation Greenpoint is excited to step up to the plate to help protect and celebrate our amazing historic neighborhood!