New York Shitty Day Ender: Greenpoint In Black And White

June 15, 2009 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

I am often asked where the junk shop gets their, well, junk. Estate sales and storage auctions account for the assortment of sundries gracing the shelves. Nowadays the previous wares are largely gaudy tchotkes (undoubtedly culled from some daffy old lady’s home) and porn.


So you can imagine my surprise when I came found these.



A pair of lovely black and white photographs of a scrimmage at McCarren Park! I have neither a clue as to when these photographs were taken* nor am I a big fan of football. But the black and white lends them a timeless quality I find very compelling and beautiful.

You can look at larger images of either of the above photographs by clicking on them. If you do you’ll find all sorts of fun details in the background!

Miss Heather

UPDATE, June 16, 2009 3:19 p.m.: it has been brought to my attention the top most image linked to a larger image of latter image. This has since been fixed. Thanks for the heads-up, folks!

*Any and all feedback/guesstimations are welcome! Leave them in the comments.


6 Comments on New York Shitty Day Ender: Greenpoint In Black And White

  1. AMOJA on Tue, 16th Jun 2009 8:13 am
  2. Judging by the Air helmet, the cleats, and the use of all leg pads, I’d guess these photos come from the late 1980’s, maybe the first couple of years of the ’90s. I love the look of the black and white, though, and I’m intrigued by the three different names on the jersey fronts which is probably due to it being practice.

  3. rowan on Tue, 16th Jun 2009 1:06 pm
  4. It looks like #40 has Greenpoint written across his jersey. Love these, thanks for posting.

  5. rowan on Tue, 16th Jun 2009 1:07 pm
  6. Both photos link to the same larger image.

  7. mimi on Tue, 16th Jun 2009 1:14 pm
  8. Great find! Can’t find the big photo of the guys playing, it just links to the one of their jerseys. I want to scope out that background.

  9. missheather on Tue, 16th Jun 2009 2:05 pm
  10. Will fix. Thanks!

  11. duckfeather on Wed, 17th Jun 2009 2:32 pm
  12. oh, wow… my dad played in an interracial football league in brooklyn (not greenpoint, though) back in the early 70s. don’t know how many times i’ve begged him for photos. were these the only two you saw? if so, is there any chance, any chance at all, that you’d consider selling them? eep.

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