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
Facebook RSVP requested but not required.
WOODEN HOUSES OF GREENPOINT WALKING TOUR
Saturday, November 9th, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.
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.
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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. Co-sponsored by the Historic Districts Council as part of the Six to Celebrate program.
ALEC CUMMING AND NYC RADIO
Sunday, June 9th, 4:00pm
Historian Alec Cumming discusses 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 trip over to the historic radio site at Transmitter Park. Co-sponsored by WORD Bookstore.
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.