HDC Announces Greenpoint as “Six to Celebrate” in 2013

by Jennifer Trontz on

The Historic Districts Council (HDC), an advocate for historic buildings and neighborhoods in New York City, named Greenpoint one of its 2013 Six to Celebrate: NYC Neighborhoods Meriting Preservation. The HDC helps the chosen neighborhoods strategize, organize and reach out to residents to save the character of their neighborhood and specific landmarks. The HDC says:

“Greenpoint’s historic factory buildings and modest workers’ housing are strong reminders of Brooklyn’s role as a powerful industrial center during the last half of the 19th century.”

Greenpoint building

From HDC.org.

About Preservation Greenpoint
Greenpoint was submitted by the group, Preservation Greenpoint. The newly formed organization was started by Matthew Coody and Jennifer Schork who are both Greenpoint residents and graduates of Columbia University’s Historic Preservation Program.

Preservation Greenpoint’s mission is to protect the historic character of Greenpoint both within and outside the historic district by reviewing applications for proposed changes to designated buildings, testifying at Landmarks Preservation Commission, and eventually offering tours and events. For more information or to get involved, please visit their website at Preservationgreenpoint.org or contact them at info@preservationgreenpoint.org.

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Jennifer Trontz

Jennifer, her husband and two children moved to Greenpoint in 2010. A Florida native, she has written and designed popular culture books on such topics as home economics, good citizenship and album cover art. She is infatuated with old houses and original details. She has volunteered as a big sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City and now wants to devote her time to keeping Greenpoint the great community that it is.
  • Dewey Thompson commented:

    Great story and good news for Greenpoint.