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  • Something got lost in the transcription of the caption for this postcard - St. Carontil, Dupan Street is actually St. Columbkille Church, Dupont Street in Greenpoint (even Eugene Arbruster got the name wrong, but he did get the address right). The Church was constructed around the turn of the 20th century as a chapel for residents and workers around Newtown Creek by St. Anthony of Padua parish. In 1939, Ss.

  • Ross Street Presbyterian Church was founded in 1864 by members of the South Third Street Presbyterian Church. Early supporters included Sylvester M. Beard, Eli Beard and Halsey Fitch.

  • The most distinctive feature of Teddy’s Bar at 96 Berry Street is the projecting wood and sheet-copper corner storefront with a beautiful decorative-glass transom reading “Peter Doelger’s Extra Beer”. Portions of the storefront were rebuilt after a car crashed into it about 10 years ago, but most of it – and all of the decorative glass - dates to at least 1907. That stained-glass transom is the source of much of the mythology that surrounds 96 Berry, tying it to a 19th-century beer baron and a 20th-century Hollywood icon.

  • Real Estate Record & Builders' Guide: v. 36, no. 903: July 4, 1885, 774.

  • Real Estate Record documents 2 buildings (979 and 981 Lorimer).1 The building at 983 Lorimer Street appears to be part of the same development.

    • 1. Real Estate Record & Builders' Guide (vol 14, no. 348, November 14, 1874), 341.
  • Source: Real Estate Record & Builders' Guide (vol 14, no. 349, November 21, 1874), 348.

  • Source: Real Estate Record & Builders' Guide (vol 14, no. 349, November 21, 1874), 348.

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