Tuesday, March 22, 2011

In the numbers

Two hundred years ago today, the Grid which was to define the character of civic life in Manhattan was planned. Not just the right angles! Already in 1811 someone decided that certain streets should be wider than others - 100 rather than 60 feet:

155th
125th
116th
110th
96th
86th
72nd
57th
42nd
34th
23rd
14th

What were they thinking? They couldn't have imagined what was to come!
Here's our neighborhood.

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