A Journey Back in Time to Greenpoint


A reader pointed us to this charming history of Greenpoint, commissioned by the Green Point Savings Bank and published in 1919. Apparently the area has been isolated forever by rivers, not just the G train, and this “geographical situation” gave Greenpoint “a peculiar opportunity for separate development, and it is therefore not to be wondered at that the early settlers of Green Point were men of independence of character, self-dependent, and possessing those native traits that make for vigorous manhood.” La plus ca change…


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