Thursday, September 17, 2009

Extra Place

Between the Bowery and 2nd Avenue on 1st Street, a new tiny street juts north for a building or two before it hits dead end. upon first seeing it, I thought it was created by the designers of the new luxury apartment houses. But this story provided delves deep, into before Manhattan was divided by a sensible grid of streets. Extra Street had it's roots traced back that far. I can't help believe that as Manhattan grew safer and more upscale, this little street was fenced off, and privatized. Only now that it is sandwiched in-between big money projects, has it been paved over, and marked as the street it is. Soon stores will move in.