Thursday, August 06, 2015

The Greene Street Project

What does the economic history of one New York City block look like? Most research on economic development takes a very broad view, focusing on a country or other relatively big region but this interactive project focuses on a single block of Greene Street, between Houston and Prince.
The Greene Street Project: A Long History of a Short Block, covers more than four hundred years of this NYC block illustrated with photographs, maps, newspaper clippings, survey data, and charts.

Red markers show the locations of brothels in 1870 and 1880. G.W. BROMLEY & CO. / DAVID RUMSEY COLLECTION

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