Russell St & Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Greenpoint

"Creek Speak", CHHNP, "public health"

Katrina Prenderville
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Age:
60’s

Neighborhood:
Greenpoint, Russell St. & Norman Ave.

Length of residence in neighborhood:
40 years on Russell St.

Occupation/identity:
Wife, mother, grandmother, former Greenpoint Hospital employee (worked with the Youth Corps)

Neighborhood amenities/resources:
cultural diversity

Neighborhood nuisances
:
newer residents, mostly renters, seem to take less pride in their neighborhood (litter, pet waste, standing water), regularly flooded basements due to inadequate drainage, cultural and racial tension, lack of constructive activities for older residents, oil spill, industrial odors

Activities in neighborhood:
active in block activities for children when she was raising her children, member of a local craft group, sell goods at Holy Family Church

Social & family network in neighborhood
:
Lives with husband, daughter, and granddaughter, member of local craft group

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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.

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