Map and Photos of Greenpoint A largely working-class and multi-generational neighborhood, Greenpoint is famous for its Polish-American residents -- so much so that the neighborhood is often referred to as "Little Poland". The neighborhood also has large populations of Italian- and Irish-Americans as well as a large Hispanic population (primarily from Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador and Mexico). The neighborhood includes the Greenpoint Historic District (map available here) and McCarren Park which includes a giant swimming pool built by the Works Progress Administration. After falling into disrepair, the pool was used for a few years as a concert venue, however it is currently in the midst of a major reconstruction project to restore the pool for use in the summer and add an ice skating rink in the winter (the concerts moved to East River State Park on the waterfront in Williamsburg). Many of the streets in Greenpoint are named in alphabetical order, i.e. Ash, Box, Clay, Dupont, Eagle, Freeman, Green, Huron, India, Java and Kent Streets.
Greenpoint jest najbardziej wysunięta na północ dzielnica Brooklynu w Nowym Jorku. Greenpoint jest drugim największym skupiskiem Polaków mieszkających w Stanach Zjednoczonych po Chicago. Dzielnica ta nazywana jest "Little Poland" czyli "Mała Polska". 43% mieszkańców jest pochodzenia polskiego.
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