Geoffrey Cobb Presents The King of Greenpoint
126 Franklin St.
718-383-0096 Price: Free
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Arguably the most colorful politician Brooklyn ever produced, Peter J. McGuinness came to personify working class Greenpoint between the two world wars. His vivacity, wit and outrageous antics have become legendary. The first book ever published about this outrageous personality and the product of exhaustive archival research, King of Greenpoint describes McGuinness unlikely rise from longshoreman and amateur boxer to political domination as the last “ Tammany Hall” style ward boss in New York City history.
Join us for a talk with Greenpoint resident and historian Geoffrey Cobb on his new book The King of Greenpoint Peter McGuinness. Geoffrey’s previous book, Greenpoint Brooklyn’s Forgotten Past, is one of WORD Brooklyn’s all-time bestsellers.Buy tickets/get more info now