Lonely Streets

Seeing the shops boarded up and few people around it feels almost deserted. I thought it strange to see the cellist returned to his usual spot pre-pandemic.

Westbeth for artists is also in the Village. Part of the old High Line is shown here. Check out the link for history.

Charles lane is near the Hudson River in Greenwich Village. “Only one tangible remnant of the Newgate Prison still exists today, the narrow, sidewalk-absented Charles Lane, which marked the northern boundary of the prison property. It appears on this 1885 map, but the City officially mapped it on official records beginning in 1893, when it gained its unusual brick paving.

Charles and Christopher Streets are named for the same man, Charles Christopher Amos, a landowner who had inherited part of Sir Peter warren’s massive Greenwich Village estate in the colonial era. Unusually, the streets were named Christopher, Amos, Charles going north; Amos was renamed West 10th Street as far back as the 1840s.” (source: Forgotten NY) See the old photos and details in Forgotten NY.

15 thoughts on “Lonely Streets

  1. Kally 2020-06-26 / 7:32 am

    You really know how to tell a story with your photos. Thanks for sharing I can’t wait to read more.

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  2. Vicki 2020-06-11 / 7:02 pm

    That last shot says it all.

    Sometimes these images seem like something out of a science fiction movie showing the end of civilization.

    Yet others here in Melbourne’s local shops seem almost like business as usual except for a few facial masks and the Apple store insisting on temperature taking/masks. There are many who make no effort to social distance and others who try to keep 1.5 meters away from you.

    But this is in Melbourne, Australia. I believe in N.Z. it’s everything back to normal.

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    • Sherry Felix 2020-06-11 / 7:07 pm

      It is other worldly. Like after an apocalypse.
      The young here are the ones who care less about social distancing.

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  3. Anne Lazarus 2020-06-10 / 6:43 pm

    Very sad and foreboding

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  4. Anne Lazarus 2020-06-10 / 3:20 pm

    An interesting, historical tour through the village. Love the pictures.

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  5. Anne 2020-06-10 / 2:14 pm

    It is interesting to see so many shops boarded up – lends the area a rather desolate air.

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