Culture on the Cheap
Paint it Black
No more will my green sea go turn a deeper blue
I could not foresee this thing happening to you
As many of you have read, the much anticipated and long-overdue law suit regarding the Newton Creek oil spill has been filed! To celebrate this most auspicious occasion I am going to share a little piece of treasure I acquired recently: a map of Greenpoint from the 1939 July issue of Fortune Magazine.
Hmm… Greenpoint isn’t looking too, well, green. Let’s check out the key and find out why.
Obviously this is but a section of this map. It encompasses all five boroughs of New York City. Greenpoint is pretty easy to find at a casual glance though: just direct your attention to the blackest section of the map.
NEXT UP: An article about Newton Creek from this same issue of Fortune Magazine.