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1925 Hand-Drawn Map of Greenwich Village


Here's a very cool hand-drawn map of Greenwich Village from 1925. Many of the area's most famous landmarks have yet to appear. It would be 42 years before The Stonewall Inn arrived.

(via slate)

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  1. Sixth Ave. EL train. I would have liked to have seen that and take a ride on it.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jun 12, 2013 9:54:21 AM

  2. I try not to be one of those people who complains about what gets posted on this blog (after all, it's Andy's) but all of the "Isn't info about NYC interesting to the ENTIRE WORLD?" stuff gets old.

    Posted by: Robert | Jun 12, 2013 10:52:44 AM

  3. great post, Andy. Very cool.

    Posted by: Ryan | Jun 12, 2013 1:11:16 PM

  4. You're not trying hard enough, Robert.

    Posted by: sparks | Jun 12, 2013 1:20:27 PM

  5. Not from New York, by a long shot, and I love this. I love the "Almost Accurate" notation below the title of the map.

    Posted by: MrRoboto | Jun 12, 2013 1:24:04 PM

  6. You need a map to get around GV, as it's got some very confusing roads.

    Posted by: anon | Jun 12, 2013 3:11:30 PM

  7. Thank you, Andy, for posting this. And keep posting NYC things...I love your city so much!

    Posted by: Bobby | Jun 12, 2013 9:25:32 PM

  8. Cool names: Pieces used to be called the Pirates Den - makes me wanna open a bar. "The Little Shop Around the Corner" proves that Christopher Street was gay in 1925. What a blast. Old New York is where anything interesting in the rest of the country started.

    Posted by: Markt | Jun 12, 2013 10:52:22 PM

  9. Keep the NYC articles coming! Love this map! I too wish I could have ridden on the elevated 6th train line. How cool.

    Posted by: Scott B | Jun 18, 2013 10:54:50 PM

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