Tag: NYC Parks

Chaim Gross on LaGuardia Place, and “The Family” on Bleecker

When the days are finally seeming longer than they used to be, the beautiful details of the Village begin to reveal themselves in new ways. Today, I’m thinking about public art, and a special spot in the Greenwich Village Historic

Many Layers of History at 8th Avenue and 13th Street: Jackson Square Park

This post is part of a series about Village blocks that correspond to calendar dates.   Once again, another August date corresponds with a Village intersection.  Jackson Square Park is located at 8th Avenue and 13th Street, and has had an

From Condemned Land to National Monument: Christopher Park

Christopher Park has come a long way; beginning its life as a condemned parcel of land on April 5, 1837, the park was born, transformed, and eventually born again as a National Monument.  The park is public space, historic space,

On This Day in 1837 — Christopher Park Is Born!

On this day in 1837, the City condemned a parcel of land between Christopher, Grove, and West 4th Streets, which eventually became Christopher Park.