Matchmaking: Greenpoint Style

November 15, 2007 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

Since the Brooklyn Daily Eagle‘s online archives have been kaput the last several days, I have been busy searching the archives of the New York Times for this week’s tale from Greenpoint’s past. As I did, I came across two stories that bookend each other beautifully. Follows is the first; a tale of Greenpoint matchmaking gone wrong from the January 26, 1893 edition of the New York Times.

1/26/1893 NYT

It just goes to show that men really haven’t changed very much the last 100+ years. Be it online dating in the 21st century or a simple solicitation tucked away in a 19th century napkin: they still insist upon seeing a picture of you first.

Stay tuned for the next installment featuring divorce Greenpoint style!

Miss Heather


3 Comments on Matchmaking: Greenpoint Style

  1. zoya on Thu, 15th Nov 2007 7:43 pm
  2. How can Secretary Stieffel of the paper factory be so sure that it was a “young man” that did it? Did women work at paper factories those days? Did they have any male employees that weren’t young?

  3. missheather on Thu, 15th Nov 2007 8:49 pm
  4. You have a point there Zoya.

  5. jukeboxgraduate on Sat, 17th Nov 2007 10:17 am

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