Tag Archives: Alphabet City

11th St: Scattered Edens (Ave C to 1st)

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The word “Paradise” comes from  the Old Iranian word “pairidaeza,” which originally meant “walled enclosure,” though over the centuries, has come also to refer more generally to a “garden.” Between Avenues C and A lie a trio of quaint, verdant … Continue reading

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14th St: Border Politics (Avenue C to 1st)

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North of 14th Street sits one of the most iconic and architecturally imposing private housing projects in New York City – Stuyvesant Town. Named after Peter Stuyvesant, the last Director-General of the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, the complex opened … Continue reading

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14th St: Colours of the Alphabet (Avenue C to 1st)

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The walk through the far eastern end of 14th street is divided into two parts, as a reflection of the stark difference in incomes and urban landscapes immediately north and south of the street. In this first part, I explore … Continue reading

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Manhattan in 12 Streets: 14th St – State of the Union, or Swinging Both Ways

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14th Street is an intriguingly in-between kind of street in New York.  For starters, 14th Street plays host to the L train – one of the few subway lines that cuts across Manhattan rather than along, and which shuttles New … Continue reading

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