Culture on the Cheap
Greenpoint’s “Sick Spot”
Much has been said, but little has been done about the area now known as “The Roebling Oil Field“. Although many theories abound, I honestly think the culprit will never be determined with 100% certainty; there are simply too many variables at play. Maybe it belongs to the infamous “Greenpoint Oil Spill”, which I prefer to call the matmos (watch the movie Barbarella and you’ll get the joke), who knows?
That said, I recently found the following article in the March 22nd, 1901 issue of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. It is very interesting, enough so to merit dissemination to the general public.
It would appear that this area has been an environmental disaster area for some time. Maybe it will actually get cleaned up if we give it another century (or two).