On Sept. 22 I went to Germany, so I failed to mention the Sept. 21 Times story on the changing demographics of Greenpoint, “A Land of Opportunity Lures Poles Back Home.” With Poland’s admission to the European Union, it has become a better place to find a job (or, with an EU passport, anywhere in Europe is a better place to find a job). This is similar to what happened when Ireland had its economic boom a few years back.
Fortunately, Greenpoint is not pierogi-free yet. Moving Sidewalk photographer Steve Bonilla checked it out this afternoon and says there are still plenty of Polish people and businesses, including meat markets, pharmacies, and beauty shops.
He also saw a car smash into the HSBC at the corner of Manhattan and Greenpoint. Apparently no one was seriously hurt.