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Orthodox Transfiguration Cathedral
Orthodox Transfiguration Cathedral
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Greenpoint is a neighborhood of Brooklyn. Elevation is 13 feet.


The neighborhood is on the East River and Newtown Creek.
Shipbuilding, refining, glassmaking and ironmaking were important early industries. Most local manufacturing ceased after World War II.

The area now boasts a large Polish population, evidenced by the many shops selling pierogi and kielbasa.

City officials approved a plan in May 2005 that will allow redevelopment of industrial waterfront as a residential neighborhood.

The famous statue of U.S. soldiers raising the flag at Iwo Jima was cast here, at the Bedi-Rassy Art Foundry.
Filming location for:
· 2006 movie, "The Departed"
Well-known residents have included:
· Mae West, actress
Nearby parks & recreation: McCarren Park

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