Category: Scenes From the Street

Uncovering a Piece of History

224 years ago, New York City was in a situation many of us may find familiar today. An epidemic (yellow fever, not COVID-19) was ripping through the streets, claiming the lives of thousands of New Yorkers. Many of these victims were laid to rest in public burial grounds known as potter’s fields

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Hudson and West Tenth Street Building Restoration Completed

Cowgirl restaurant, Empire Provisions, Westgate Cleaners, Southern Charm, Ready To Eat, and Bird Dog pasta restaurant, at the northwest corner of Hudson and West 10th Streets, have been shrouded by sidewalk sheds and scaffolding over its facades for most of the Covid pandemic. But a lot of work has been done and now the scaffolding has come down to reveal this 1889 building at its former glory.

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The Honor of Co-naming Streets

We may recognize names like Jacqueline Onassis and David Dinkins or entertainment greats like Humphrey Bogart, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Cicely Tyson, Count Basie and Al Jolson. All have been honored with streets or places in Manhattan co-named for them. Let’s explore people in Greenwich Village who have been so honored

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This is a Crime and a Shame!

On the Hudson River Park esplanade is the beautiful bronze sculpture “Apple” (2000/01) by West Village artist Stephan Weiss (1938-2001). It includes a sitting platform and a ‘core’ cut-out, making it a wonderful climbing adventure for children.

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Walking on Tenth Street on the way to dinner, we were surprised to come to a demonstration at the Fourth Street intersection. Only in the Village, perhaps, can one happen upon such a powerful display, wordless, unmoving, disguised.

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The Riddle of N. Moore Street

A masked gentleman walking his cute little dog called out my name as I was walking past. He had read my article in May’s Village View about the Pier 26 Science Playground at the end of N. Moore Street. I had mischievously asked “is there a South Moore Street?” without checking further.

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