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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

  • Fri
    Mostly Cloudy
    53°F
  • Sat
    Sunny
    65°F
  • Sun
    Sunny
    59°F
  • Mon
    Mostly Sunny
    63°F

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