Meeker Ave & Apollo St, Brooklyn, NY


"Creek Speak", CHHNP, "public health"

Paul Boscoe

previously lived in Greenpoint at Kingsland Ave. & Nassau Ave., Meeker Ave. & Apollo St., and Newell St. & Driggs Ave., currently lives in Ridgewood, Queens

Length of residence in neighborhood:
8 years, 2000-2008

works for the New York University library system, married

Neighborhood Amenities:
peer social network, small local businesses

Neighborhood nuisances:
contamination & health issues stemming from the oil spill & local industrial dumping, rising rents (the Boscoes were priced out of Greenpoint and moved to Ridgewood, Queens).

Social/Family Network in Neighborhood:
many friends still live in Greenpoint, last two apartments had closer knit community feel, frequented the Call Box Lounge on Lombardy St.

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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