Greenpoint Back In The Day

July 14, 2008 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

Ever had one of those days where you just can’t get motivated? Call it the summer doldrums or whatever you want, today I have it! Thankfully Laura Hofmann was kind enough to pass along these great old photographs of Greenpoint taken in the 1980′s. Enjoy!

This one should be recognizable to just about anyone: it is the site of our new(ish) Starbucks. The McDonalds is still with us although the pizzeria to the north is now a Polish deli. Somewhat related: the bar (which is obstructed by a van in the above image) looks untouched. This might change as I noticed the “For Rent” sign there has been removed. I wonder what will occupy this space? I guess we’ll find out soon enough.

Here’s a view of the Greenpoint Avenue bridge and the site of our new and improved waste treatment plant.

Ah the joy that is (or would that be was) 1960′s architecture!

And of course what would a photographic record of old Greenpoint be without a nod to the “Texas tea” that makes our neighborhood (in)famous!

Miss Heather

Photo Credits: Laura Hofmann

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4 Comments on Greenpoint Back In The Day

  1. dc108 on Mon, 14th Jul 2008 4:45 pm
  2. That pic of the Greenpoint Avenue bridge looks like it was taken around the time they rebuilt the entire span right next to the old one, which I believe they did because the old one wouldn’t always come down after it went up.

  3. missheather on Mon, 14th Jul 2008 4:47 pm
  4. I think you are right. I wonder if it was taking Viagra? ;)

  5. dc108 on Tue, 15th Jul 2008 4:11 pm
  6. If your bridge stays up for more than four hours, contact a doctor.

  7. bitchcakes on Wed, 16th Jul 2008 1:08 pm
  8. Fantastic! Thank you, Laura and thank you, Heather!

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