This is Greenpoint’s beautiful St. Elias Church, located on shady Kent Street. And yes, that’s a FOR RENT sign on the front.
Once serving the community as both a church and Sunday school for more than 140 years, St. Elias is now completely empty, and has been since 2007, when the property . . .
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After watching the premiere of Boardwalk Empire last night, I was really excited to check out the Atlantic City set for myself, which was built in a parking lot in northern Greenpoint. A locations friend who lives in GP pointed me to a vacant lot on Commercial Street and Clay Street, and I hopped on my bike to take a look.
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Continuing my search for a usable elevator in Greenpoint, my boss had given me a few addresses to check out, and as I approached 61 Greenpoint, I noticed a really great building detail I’ve never seen before…
Lining the top floor windows are rows…
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Don’t let the squat little Rite Aid storefront on Manhattan Ave in Greenpoint fool you…
It has a big history. A movie theater for most of its life, you can see it below in 1928 when it was known as the Fox Meserole showing silent films (the advertised Baby Mine was made . . .
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Just a few miscellaneous pictures from the past week of scouting. I was checking out a large office building when I happened to pass by these offices, which have been made up to look like a subway station with two full-sized trains replicas (individual offices are actually in the train through those doors). Crazy!
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I’ve been scouting warehouse rooftops in Brooklyn on the East River recently. Though this one in Greenpoint has a pretty great view…
…what really impressed me is that I had apparently stumbled into racquetball heaven!
There were dozens and dozens . . .
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