Paint it Black

July 19, 2007 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

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.

1939 Map

Hmm… Greenpoint isn’t looking too, well, green. Let’s check out the key and find out why.

Map Key

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.

Miss Heather


2 Comments on Paint it Black

  1. stanley ferris on Fri, 20th Jul 2007 3:40 pm
  2. No, wait — Greenpoint was actually once…industrial? My God!

  3. missheather on Fri, 20th Jul 2007 3:44 pm
  4. I like you Stanley, you’re funny.

    I figure I might as put this up for posterity’s sake. You know once all those luxury condos go up this ‘nabe will be just like Park Slope.

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