Greenpoint

Brooklyn , NY

Spurred by a period of economic growth and an influx of European immigrants during the 1850s, more than a dozen shipbuilding firms turned the neighborhood into a major shipbuilding center. While shipbuilding declined after the Civil War, Greenpoint’s other industrial enterprises, which included porcelain making, glass making, and oil refining, continued to thrive. Greenpoint’s residential development was closely aligned with its industrial growth, as workers’ housing was built inland from the waterfront. Large, elaborate rowhouses were constructed for owners and managers, while modest rowhouses, tenements, and apartment buildings were built for laborers. The neighborhood also boasts many fine churches and institutional buildings, such as the Greenpoint Savings Bank and the Mechanics and Traders Bank.

There are two historic districts in Greenpoint: the Greenpoint Historic District, located in the neighborhood’s core, and the Eberhard Faber Pencil Company Historic District, which covers roughly one block. A section of the neighborhood is also a National Register of Historic Places District.

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Greenpoint Historic District
Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY, USA

STATUS: Designated Historic District

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Designated September 14, 1982 The first buildings in Greenpoint Historic District were erected in the early 1850s. Elegant row houses LEARN MORE
Designated September 14, 1982 The first buildings in Greenpoint Historic District were erected in the early 1850s. Elegant row houses LEARN MORE
Astral Apartments
184 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA

STATUS: Designated Individual Landmark

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The Astral Apartments is a massive, six-story apartment house faced with brick and terra cotta, occupying the entire blockfront on LEARN MORE
The Astral Apartments is a massive, six-story apartment house faced with brick and terra cotta, occupying the entire blockfront on LEARN MORE
Eberhard Faber Pencil Factory Historic District
61 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA

STATUS: Designated Historic District

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Designated October 30, 2007 The Eberhard Faber Pencil Factory Historic District, located in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood, consists of eight buildings and one freestanding LEARN MORE
Designated October 30, 2007 The Eberhard Faber Pencil Factory Historic District, located in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood, consists of eight buildings and one freestanding LEARN MORE
(Former) 19th Police Precinct Station House and Stable
43 Herbert Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA

STATUS: Designated Individual Landmark

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The 19th Police Precinct Station House and Stable form a highly-visible, well-preserved example of the finely-detailed Romanesque Revival police precinct LEARN MORE
The 19th Police Precinct Station House and Stable form a highly-visible, well-preserved example of the finely-detailed Romanesque Revival police precinct LEARN MORE
Public School 34
131 Norman Ave, Brooklyn, NY, USA

STATUS: Designated Individual Landmark

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Designated April 12, 1983 One of the oldest schools in continuous use in New York City, P.S. 34 is known LEARN MORE
Designated April 12, 1983 One of the oldest schools in continuous use in New York City, P.S. 34 is known LEARN MORE
Shelter Pavilion and Attached Buildings, Monsignor McGoldrick Park
744 Nassau Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA

STATUS: Designated Individual Landmark

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Designated November 19, 1966 Located in a small park in Greenpoint is this crescent-shaped pavilion consisting of an open arcade LEARN MORE
Designated November 19, 1966 Located in a small park in Greenpoint is this crescent-shaped pavilion consisting of an open arcade LEARN MORE
Sidewalk Clock, 753 Manhattan Avenue
753 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA

STATUS: Designated Individual Landmark

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Designated August 25, 1981 One of the most important and essential parts of New York's historical fabric is its "street LEARN MORE
Designated August 25, 1981 One of the most important and essential parts of New York's historical fabric is its "street LEARN MORE