Monday, June 25, 2012

cartographic chronicle

The Museum of the City of New York is at 1220 Fifth Avenue, where 103rd Street meets Fifth by the park. Four stops south on the 6 train.
The building dates from 1929, designed expressly for this collection after being displayed for 6 years in Gracie Mansion.

It is a “revival” Georgian Colonial, part of the Colonial Revival homage of the original Georgian heyday, 1720-1840.

On exhibit now through July 15, “The Greatest Grid”, the story of how Manhattan finally got organized north of 14th street.

Must love maps.

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