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Brooklyn Historians Write Opus On Greenpoint

Brooklyn's Historic Greenpoint By Brian Merlis and Riccardo Gomes.Brooklyn's Historic Greenpoint By Brian Merlis and Riccardo Gomes.Brian Merlis and Riccardo Gomes have written what might be the definitive history of Greenpoint. Their latest work, Brooklyn's Historic Greenpoint, is a 248-page book that weighs almost three pounds. Now that's a lot of history. Contained within are hundreds of vintage and never before seen photographs and maps A late 1800s broadside about a land sale in neighboring Hunter's Point.A late 1800s broadside about a land sale in neighboring Hunter's Point.that give a comprehensive history of the neighborhood, covering schools, churches, transportation (trolleys, buses), fire, police, landmarks and industry. The book also features rare photographs and maps of neighboring Long Island City and Hunter's Point. This is the third time Merlis and Gomes have paired up. Merlis has written A vintage map of Greenpoint and nearby Newtown Creek.A vintage map of Greenpoint and nearby Newtown Creek.25 books in total about historic Brooklyn and New York making him one of the most prolific authors of Brooklyn history. Brooklyn's Historic Greenpoint is available for purchase on eBay, amazon.com, Brooklynpix.com and www.tapeshare.com/GreenpointPreorder.html

This Thursday, on April 2 at 7 p.m., Merlis and Gomes will be signing copies of the book at Word Bookstores located at 126 Franklin St. in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

–Jason D. Antos



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