Dark

Greenwich Village history is not all artists and Bohemians. There is also a dark side. Come join my walk to hear more.

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Washington Square

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Abingdon Square

 

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Save the Stones

A letter I wrote was published in our local West View, July 2018:

On Gansevoort street between Hudson and Greenwich streets the original 150-year-old paving stones are being replaced by crudely cut multi colored stones with a band of black stones running down the middle. The Meatpacking District is a historic district and the original cobble stones should have been retained. I have seen in the past when these streets are dug up, instead of lifting these stones up a large cutting wheel just cuts right thru them.

These new multi colored stones look out of place here and have no business being put into a historic area. The original stones have a very high value. Where did they go? Who is making money by installing these cheap garish new stones and whose paying?

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New Cobbles at Gansevoort Street, June 2018

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The cobbles on Gansevoort Street looked like this