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).
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.
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: