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Greenpoint greats

October 1, 2018

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The history of Greenpoint, a heavily industrialized Brooklyn neighborhood in the 19th and early 20th centuries, was up for discussion during a fascinating walking tour on Saturday afternoon last.  Author and teacher Geoffrey Cobb, on the right in the dark blue polo shirt, told the stories of some of the great Irish personalities who lived there. This group – with several members of the American Irish Teachers Association among them – posed in front of the 1930s Norman Street clubhouse of Alderman Peter J. McGuinness, the last of New York City’s Tammany-style politicians, about whom Cobb has written a biography. PHOTO BY PETER MCDERMOTT

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