Grandma Logan of Greenpoint

Via Brooklyn Public’s Brooklynology blog, the story of Grandma Logan, who moved to Greenpoint in 1859 at age 21. She died in Greenpoint in 1936, 100 years old, and in all her time in the neighborhood, she left the Garden Spot only three times.

In 1927, she recollected:

We had to go to India St. for a pail of water…there was a beautiful orchard between Norman and Nassau Sts. on Newell St., and many beautiful gardens.