Friday, August 7

Greene Street Project

"The entirety of Greene Street in SoHo is pretty short, as New York City streets go -- just five blocks long. Walk along it today between Houston and Prince Streets and you’ll pass an Apple Store, a Ralph Lauren store, and a variety of other high-end retailers. A hundred and forty years ago, you’d be walking by brothels. A new website, The Greene Street Project: A Long History of a Short Block, covers more than four hundred years of that one block section -- just 486 feet long -- illustrated with photographs, maps, newspaper clippings, survey data, and charts. - zarq"
Greene Street Project
The Economics Lessons in a Single New York City Block
Wired: From Brothels to Luxury, Mapping 400 Years on One NYC Block
Subway Map Floating on a NY Sidewalk

2012 July: 112 Greene Street, 2012 November: Alternative Histories New York Art Spaces, 1960-2010