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McCarthy Square

7 Ave., Charles St. and Waverly Pl.

Manhattan

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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

The 1811 Commissioners’ Plan—the far-reaching gridiron pattern which laid out the streets and avenues of Manhattan—had little immediate impact on the western part of Greenwich Village. The grid was intended to provide a system for the orderly development of land between 14th Street and Washington Heights. However the geography of the West Village had evolved in an unregulated fashion since colonial days, emerging from marshland to farmland and then from a rural suburb to a densely settled residential, commercial, and industrial neighborhood full of crooked streets.

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McCarthy Square Weather

  • Sat
    Mostly Cloudy
    39°F
  • Sun
    Chance Drizzle/Snow
    42°F
  • Mon
    Slight Chc Rain
    46°F
  • Tue
    Rain Likely
    51°F

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