Some Big Pencils You Got There.

I was wandering around Greenpoint a few days ago when I came upon the Eberhard Faber Pencil Company Historic District.  Who knew? But, I must admit, I was very excited. I knew that Eberhard Faber is interred at Green-Wood Cemetery. That was enough for me to immediately fall in love with the E.F.P.C.H.D. (for short, … Read more

The “Monitor,” 150 Years Later

Yesterday was the 150th anniversary of the launching of the Monitor, the iron ship that changed naval warfare forever. On January 30, 1862, “The Monitor” was launched from the Continental Iron Works in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. President Abraham Lincoln personally approved the plans for the Monitor, saying,”All I have to say is what the girl said … Read more