Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Our mid-century neighborbood

I'm not sure where she found it, but my co-teacher J found this amazing picture of the Jefferson Market area once upon a time. How much has changed! The Sixth Avenue El - I'd quite forgotten that it was at the end of the block where The New School erected the Urban building on 12th Street! And that huge block - a women's prison, now a beautiful garden (which New School once tried, happily unsucessfully, to acquire). Our local landmark, now a library, was quite overshadowed - except for what looks like a garishly white marble portal... On the other hand, most of the other nearby buildings are unchanged!

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