Dupont St & Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Greenpoint

"Creek Speak", CHHNP, "public health"

Laura Hofmann
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Age:
51

Neighborhood:
Greenpoint, Dupont St. & Manhattan Ave., previously lived at Clifford Pl. & Guernsey St.

Length of Residence in Neighborhood:
lifelong resident (30 years on Dupont St.)

Occupation/Identity:
community activist, mother, grandmother, wife

Neighborhood Amenities:
parks, youth sports, community spirit, charming stores

Neighborhood Nuisances:
pollution (particularly oil spill and other industrial pollution), limited park space & waterfront access

Activities in Neighborhood
:
Green Oaks Club member, community gardener, founded Barge Park Pals, former Greenpoint Ambulance Corps Volunteer, ran softball tournaments for the Greenpoint Hispanos Unidos, active with Brooklyn Community Board 1 Rezoning Group, Newtown Creek Monitoring Committee member, Greenpoint Waterfront Association for Parks and Planning member, Kosciuszko Bridge Stakeholder’s Advisory Group

Social/Family Network in Neighborhood
:
most of her family, peers from community organizations

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To listen to more stories from Newtown Creek or learn about the Creek Speak project visit the Newtown Creek Alliance website.

Newtown Creek Alliance

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