Tag: The New York Times

Hess Triangle: What was Once the Smallest Piece of Property in New York City

One of the quirkiest and most beloved icons of the Village and its propensity for non-conformity, defying the street grid, and embracing a diminutive scale is also the smallest piece of property to ever be privately owned in New York …

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Calvin Trillin and Mark Russ Federman outside Russ & Daughters. Photograph © by Jill Krementz; All Rights Reserved.

My Favorite Things: Calvin Trillin

Today, Off the Grid features the second entry in a new series, “My Favorite Things,” in which we highlight the architecture, history, people, and businesses of the Village, East Village, and NoHo. Calvin Trillin, a resident of Greenwich Village since the 1960s, has …

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