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 info@preservationgreenpoint.org 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