Greenpoint Women’s History Walk

Janes Walk

Led By Geoffrey Cobb, Fordham University

Join the author of “Greenpoint Brooklyn’s Forgotten Past” Geoffrey Cobb on a women’s history walking tour of Greenpoint. In the 19th century Greenpoint was the industrial heart of Brooklyn and women toiled in many local factories. We will visit factories employing mostly women including the Eberhardt Pencil Factory, the American Hemp Rope Manufacturing Company and Levition. These factories were also the scenes of sometimes violent strikes where women. We will also visit the former Greenpoint Home for Indigent women and discuss the plight of impoverished females. We will visit the site of a former Vaudeville theater and discuss locally born feminist Mae West, and how theater transformed gender roles for her and other local women in early twentieth century Brooklyn.


The distance is about a half mile. I believe people could accompany us in a wheel chair.

Location Information

RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.


Friday, May 5, 2023
11:00 AM
Greater than 1 hour

Borough: Brooklyn
Theme: History & Culture
Language: English
Historic homes in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Wikimedia Commons, Kgwo1972. Modifications: photo cropped.