Thursday, September 21, 2017

SUNDAY: Sketch Greenpoint


GREENPOINT:  Home to a large Polish-American community, Brooklyn's evolving Greenpoint neighborhood is a residential area with hipster appeal. Traditional Polish shops and restaurants share the streets with trend-setting eateries, bars and live music venues. Galleries and artist studios are found in converted warehouses. The revitalized East River waterfront has parks and new high-rises with sweeping views of midtown Manhattan.

St. Anthony of Padua 

Starts at 11 AM
St. Anthony of Padua – St. Alphonsus Parish at 862 Manhattan Ave. It's 240 feet tall. Now that's a church spire!  It soars skyward atop High Victorian Gothic-style St. This red-brick church with stone trim, whose cornerstone was laid in 1873, is located at the foot of Milton Street in the Greenpoint Historic District. The Landmarks Preservation Commission's designation report about the neighborhood calls it the finest Brooklyn church that prominent architect Patrick Charles Keely designed.

Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop (727 Manhattan Ave.), which Gothamist once called “the tastiest (and cutest) donut shop in all the land.  A 2 1/2 block walk from St. Anthony.

Transmitter Park

12:30 Lunch at WNYC Transmitter Park at the end of Greenpoint Avenue.  Bring  your own or pickup lunch on the way.

Eberhard Faber Pencil Company factory,  Has glazed terra-cotta pencil decorations that are about 10 feet tall. They're lined up along the roofline of 61 Greenpoint Ave., the most eye-catching building among a cluster of landmarked factories that Eberhard Faber Pencil Company occupied until 1956.

Mechanics and Traders Bank of Brooklyn - The former Mechanics and Traders Bank of Brooklyn at 144 Franklin St. is a neo-Classical brick, stone and terra-cotta building constructed around 1895.

The Astral Apartments -  Charles Pratt, who was the richest man in Brooklyn back in the day, built the picturesque Astral Apartments at 184 Franklin St. as housing for workers at his oil refinery.  The Queen Anne-style brick and terra-cotta building, which has frontage on India and Java streets, was designed by prestigious architecture firm Lamb & Rich and constructed in 1885 and 1886.

3:00 PM at Threes @ Franklin & Kent - 113 Franklin St b/t Noble St & Greenpoint Ave (718) 522-2110 - where we will share drawings, good stories and and a snack or refreshments if you're so inclined.

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-   By Subway:  G train to Greenpoint Avenue
-   Bring your own stool or chair for more sketching opportunities

If you can’t find us
call or text Mark at 973-809-9128
There are no fees.   All drawing skill levels are welcome.

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