Missing the Point: a Great Instagram Account Documenting Gentrification and Developments in Greenpoint

Franklin Street looking towards India Street and the Astral Apartments. 
The Astral Apartments were built in the 1880's for the employees of Astral Oil Works.  #greenpoint #brooklyn #11222 #astralapartments #nyc #newyorkcity #condos #apartments #thenandnow #beforeandafter #astraloil #oil #oldbuilding #nychistory #greenpointhistory #industry #greenpointbrooklyn #missingthepoint #architecture #architecturelovers  #history #brickbuilding #terracottabrick #queenannestyle #historical #preservation #historicalpreservation #landmark #brooklynhistory #trees
Franklin Street looking towards India Street and the Astral Apartments. The Astral Apartments were built in the 1880's for the employees of Astral Oil Works. #greenpoint #brooklyn #11222 #astralapartments #nyc #newyorkcity #condos #apartments #thenandnow #beforeandafter #astraloil #oil #oldbuilding #nychistory #greenpointhistory #industry #greenpointbrooklyn #missingthepoint #architecture #architecturelovers #history #brickbuilding #terracottabrick #queenannestyle #historical #preservation #historicalpreservation #landmark #brooklynhistory #trees

Using personal photographs from his own collection and his father's, Greenpoint native and amateur photographer Jack Olszewski has a great Instagram account under @_missing_the_point_ that places old photographs of the neighborhood side-by-side with how it looks today. The account is documenting the neighborhood's change, for better or for worse. Check it out!

Greenpoint Brooklyn native artist. Documenting the rapidly changing appearance of Greenpoint and Williamsburg. All photos are my own.

South 5th Street from the Williamsburg Bridge  2004 / 2018 
#williamsburgbrooklyn #williamsburg #williamsburgbridge #brooklyn #nyc #newyorkcity #buildings #beforeandafter #thenandnow #nostalgia #nostalgic #oldbuildings #newbuildings #graffiti #graffitiart #transmission #fireescapes #disappearingnyc #disappearing #nygritty #city #grittycity #gentrification #neighborhood #BKLYN #11211 #signage #brooklynhistory #condos #apartment
South 5th Street from the Williamsburg Bridge 2004 / 2018 #williamsburgbrooklyn #williamsburg #williamsburgbridge #brooklyn #nyc #newyorkcity #buildings #beforeandafter #thenandnow #nostalgia #nostalgic #oldbuildings #newbuildings #graffiti #graffitiart #transmission #fireescapes #disappearingnyc #disappearing #nygritty #city #grittycity #gentrification #neighborhood #BKLYN #11211 #signage #brooklynhistory #condos #apartment
⭐SWIPE FOR A CLOSER LOOK⭐ From the Williamsburg Bridge btwn Kent Ave and Wythe Ave.  2005 / 2018.  #williamsburg #brooklyn #nyc #11211 #domino #bridge #williamsburgbridge #graffiti #apartments #condos #factories #industry #oldbrooklyn #nostalgia #smokestack #thenandnow #oldnewyork #oldnyc #nygritty #gentrification #brooklynhistory #dominosugarfactory #eastriver #warehouse #beforeandafter #throwback #construction #destruction #buildings #nycstreets
⭐SWIPE FOR A CLOSER LOOK⭐ From the Williamsburg Bridge btwn Kent Ave and Wythe Ave. 2005 / 2018. #williamsburg #brooklyn #nyc #11211 #domino #bridge #williamsburgbridge #graffiti #apartments #condos #factories #industry #oldbrooklyn #nostalgia #smokestack #thenandnow #oldnewyork #oldnyc #nygritty #gentrification #brooklynhistory #dominosugarfactory #eastriver #warehouse #beforeandafter #throwback #construction #destruction #buildings #nycstreets
2005 / 2018 Kent Ave #brooklyn #ny ⭐SWIPE FOR A CLOSER LOOK⭐  #greenpoint #Williamsburg #nyc #11222 #11211 #kentave #street #streetphotography #architecture #graffiti #graffitiart #preservation #restoration #gentrification #industrial #construction #beforeandafter #thenandnow #neighborhood #apartments #condos #BKLYN #nyclife #nycphotography #missingthepoint #potd #citystreets #disappearingnewyork
2005 / 2018 Kent Ave #brooklyn #ny ⭐SWIPE FOR A CLOSER LOOK⭐ #greenpoint #Williamsburg #nyc #11222 #11211 #kentave #street #streetphotography #architecture #graffiti #graffitiart #preservation #restoration #gentrification #industrial #construction #beforeandafter #thenandnow #neighborhood #apartments #condos #BKLYN #nyclife #nycphotography #missingthepoint #potd #citystreets #disappearingnewyork
Greenpoint Avenue 2005 / 2018 
Between Franklin Street and West Street. 
#greenpoint #brooklyn #nyc #graffiti #newyorkcity #bars #businesses #deli #Bodega #grocery #greenpointave #bar #beer #brickbuilding #buildings #nostalgia #thenandnow #city #neighborhood #BKLYN #718 #sunset #missingthepoint  #architechure #streetphotography #brouwerijlane
Greenpoint Avenue 2005 / 2018 Between Franklin Street and West Street. #greenpoint #brooklyn #nyc #graffiti #newyorkcity #bars #businesses #deli #Bodega #grocery #greenpointave #bar #beer #brickbuilding #buildings #nostalgia #thenandnow #city #neighborhood #BKLYN #718 #sunset #missingthepoint #architechure #streetphotography #brouwerijlane
⭐SWIPE FOR A CLOSER LOOK⭐
Lewis Steel Building. 
#Williamsburg #brooklyn #nyc #reuse #repurposed #industrial #manufacturing #factory #condos #luxurycondos #apartments #commercialspace #gentrification #revitalization #neighborhood #community #architecture #brickbuilding #beforeandafter #thenandnow #potd #nycstreetphotography #graffiti #street #streetphotography #11211 #lewissteelbuilding #steel #art #mcnallyjackson
⭐SWIPE FOR A CLOSER LOOK⭐ Lewis Steel Building. #Williamsburg #brooklyn #nyc #reuse #repurposed #industrial #manufacturing #factory #condos #luxurycondos #apartments #commercialspace #gentrification #revitalization #neighborhood #community #architecture #brickbuilding #beforeandafter #thenandnow #potd #nycstreetphotography #graffiti #street #streetphotography #11211 #lewissteelbuilding #steel #art #mcnallyjackson
⭐SWIPE FOR A CLOSER LOOK⭐#williamsburg #11211 #brooklyn #nyc #architecture #architecturelovers #thenandnow #beforeandafter #industrial #brooklynhistory #disappearingnewyork #streetphotography #revitalization #gentrification #history #street #graffiti #streetcones #buildings #oldbuilding #newbuilding #nyclife #glassbuilding #brickbuilding #potd #instamood #greenpoint #roeblingstreet #urbanphotography #ny1pic
⭐SWIPE FOR A CLOSER LOOK⭐#williamsburg #11211 #brooklyn #nyc #architecture #architecturelovers #thenandnow #beforeandafter #industrial #brooklynhistory #disappearingnewyork #streetphotography #revitalization #gentrification #history #street #graffiti #streetcones #buildings #oldbuilding #newbuilding #nyclife #glassbuilding #brickbuilding #potd #instamood #greenpoint #roeblingstreet #urbanphotography #ny1pic
Wythe Ave & N.10 St 
#williamsburg #brooklyn #nyc #disappearingnewyork #graffiti #brooklynhistory #nychistory #beforeandafter #thenandnow #streetphotography #11211 #wytheavenue #missingthepoint #hotel #wythehotel #industrial #potd #gentrification #newyorkcity #architecture #architecturelover #greenpoint #oldschool #hotels #construction #people #abandoned #factories #industrial
Wythe Ave & N.10 St #williamsburg #brooklyn #nyc #disappearingnewyork #graffiti #brooklynhistory #nychistory #beforeandafter #thenandnow #streetphotography #11211 #wytheavenue #missingthepoint #hotel #wythehotel #industrial #potd #gentrification #newyorkcity #architecture #architecturelover #greenpoint #oldschool #hotels #construction #people #abandoned #factories #industrial
George's Variety Storefront (and some bloomers!) / Mattress Firm. 
George's Variety Store, a fixture on Manhattan Avenue for decades, had everything!  #greenpoint #brooklyn #oldschool #nyc #signage #retro #vintage #signs #storefront #oldstore #oldsignage #beforeandafter #thenandnow #street #shopping #mattress #manhattanave #varietystore #neighborhood #disappearingnewyork #oldnewyork #11222 #718 #potd #gone #bra #underwear #streetfair #greenpointhistory
George's Variety Storefront (and some bloomers!) / Mattress Firm. George's Variety Store, a fixture on Manhattan Avenue for decades, had everything! #greenpoint #brooklyn #oldschool #nyc #signage #retro #vintage #signs #storefront #oldstore #oldsignage #beforeandafter #thenandnow #street #shopping #mattress #manhattanave #varietystore #neighborhood #disappearingnewyork #oldnewyork #11222 #718 #potd #gone #bra #underwear #streetfair #greenpointhistory
Kent Avenue (between Grand St and N.1st street) #brooklyn #williamsburg #nyc #beforeandafter #buildings #architecture #graffiti #industrial #vacant #11211 #718 #photography #street #streetphotography #nyclife #wine #bicycles #gentrification #abandoned #oldandnew
Kent Avenue (between Grand St and N.1st street) #brooklyn #williamsburg #nyc #beforeandafter #buildings #architecture #graffiti #industrial #vacant #11211 #718 #photography #street #streetphotography #nyclife #wine #bicycles #gentrification #abandoned #oldandnew
2005 / 2017
India Street at The East River 
#greenpoint #brooklyn #BKLYN #eastriver #eastriverferry #river #greenpointwaterfront #nyc #photography #potd #Williamsburg #Williamsburgbridge #beforeandafter #pier #instagood
2005 / 2017 India Street at The East River #greenpoint #brooklyn #BKLYN #eastriver #eastriverferry #river #greenpointwaterfront #nyc #photography #potd #Williamsburg #Williamsburgbridge #beforeandafter #pier #instagood
Mccarren Pool. 
2005 / 2017 
#greenpoint #brooklyn #ny #nyc #mccarrenpark #mccarrenpool #Williamsburg #pool #swimming #restoration #summer #summertime #abandoned #decay #revitalization #park #beforeandafter #potd #photography #street #nyclife #landmark #greenpointhistory
Mccarren Pool. 2005 / 2017 #greenpoint #brooklyn #ny #nyc #mccarrenpark #mccarrenpool #Williamsburg #pool #swimming #restoration #summer #summertime #abandoned #decay #revitalization #park #beforeandafter #potd #photography #street #nyclife #landmark #greenpointhistory

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