Quicklink: Leonard Street Slice

December 30, 2009 by
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

sliceTHUMBThis week my buddy Kevin at Forgotten New York regales us with a slice from none other than the Garden Spot of the Universe! He writes:

When Christmas comes around, my thoughts sometimes wander toward Greenpoint. I have many memories from when I was in my twenties concerning the Garden Spot of the Universe. I once accepted the keys for but never lived in an apartment on Green Street that was outfitted with a single electrical outlet and a bath tub in the kitchen…

Of particular interest to Mr. Walsh is the building you see at left: the Polish Legion of American Veterans. The following should give you, dear readers, some indication why.


Of this establishment my buddy Laura Hofmann reminisces:

This is the old American Legion. The first time it was located on Leonard St. Then it moved to McGuinness Blvd and now is back again on Leonard a few doors away from their old address…The American Legion parade used to start here, on Leonard St. in front of the post with the 21 gun salute.


You can read Kevin’s slice in its entirety by clicking here. Check it out!

Miss Heather

Photo Credits: the old images of P.L.A.V. courtesy of yours truly. The news come from Kevin Walsh!


2 Comments on Quicklink: Leonard Street Slice

  1. dc108 on Thu, 31st Dec 2009 7:34 am
  2. In more recent years, and definitely as far back as the mid 1980s, the PLAV seemed to operate as a members-only dues-supported social club, like the Brooklyn Slovak American Citizen’s Club on Manhattan and Avenue. My grandfather was briefly a PLAV attendee even though he wasn’t a veteran (for health reasons).

  3. dc108 on Thu, 31st Dec 2009 2:37 pm
  4. Manhattan and Nassau Avenues, that is. Remember to proofread, kids!

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