Meeker Ave & Apollo St, Brooklyn, NY

Greenpoint

"Creek Speak", CHHNP, "public health"

Paul Boscoe
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Age:
34

Neighborhood:
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

Occupation/Identity:
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.

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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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