Six to Celebrate Walking Tour, July 18th

IMG_1463-smallGreenpoint’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.

Thursday, July 18th, 6:00pm


New York City Radio Event, June 9th

wnyctransmittertower_greenpoint_greenpointers_mcoodyJoin 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).

Fading Ads of Greenpoint Walking Tour: Sunday, May 5th

60041070_5d4013170c_zJoin 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 to confirm your reservation.


Hot off the Presses!

Bkly paper kids 1896Preservation 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