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Unknown to many people, Washington Square Park in New York City used to be a potter's field, in other words, a mass grave for the poor, criminal, and cholera victims in the early 1800s when Greenwich Village was a suburb of the city. When the city started to expand, cemeteries within the city were closed or turfed over to form parks, and transform poor areas into wealthy areas, much as they do with neighborhoods in Manhattan today. However, because Washington Square Park has thousands of…

Unknown to many people, Washington Square Park in New York City used to be a potter's field, in other words, a mass grave for the poor, criminal, and cholera victims in the early 1800s when Greenwich Village was a suburb of the city. When the city started to expand, cemeteries within the city were closed or turfed over to form parks, and transform poor areas into wealthy areas, much as they do with neighborhoods in Manhattan today. However, because Washington Square Park has thousands of…

Mitch Epstein/Sikkema Jenkins & Company, New York  English Elm, Washington Square Park, Manhattan, 2012. New York Times Magazine 02/12/12.

Mitch Epstein/Sikkema Jenkins & Company, New York English Elm, Washington Square Park, Manhattan, 2012. New York Times Magazine 02/12/12.

Hangman's Elm, or simply "The Hanging Tree", is an English Elm located at the Northwest corner in Washington Square Park, in the New York City borough of Manhattan. It stands 110 feet (33.52 m) tall and has a diameter of 56 inches (1.42 m).    In 1989, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation determined that this English Elm was 310 years old, making it the oldest known tree in Manhattan.     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hangman%27s_Elm

Hangman's Elm, or simply "The Hanging Tree", is an English Elm located at the Northwest corner in Washington Square Park, in the New York City borough of Manhattan. It stands 110 feet (33.52 m) tall and has a diameter of 56 inches (1.42 m). In 1989, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation determined that this English Elm was 310 years old, making it the oldest known tree in Manhattan. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hangman%27s_Elm

Washington Square Park is among the elite of New York City's 1,900 public greens. The ten-acre site, which also serves as the quad of NYU, is a landmark in the Manhattan neighborhood of Greenwich Village, and a magnet for marchers, the fashionable and the bohemian.  But when the park was dedicated in 1826, its pedigree wasn't all Joe Cool. Its foundations are an old Native American burial grounds, and like many NYC parks, Washington Square was built over a potters field of the graves first…

Washington Square Park is among the elite of New York City's 1,900 public greens. The ten-acre site, which also serves as the quad of NYU, is a landmark in the Manhattan neighborhood of Greenwich Village, and a magnet for marchers, the fashionable and the bohemian. But when the park was dedicated in 1826, its pedigree wasn't all Joe Cool. Its foundations are an old Native American burial grounds, and like many NYC parks, Washington Square was built over a potters field of the graves first…

Pending an official ring count, the Hangman’s Elm in Washington Square Park in the West Village is thought to be the oldest living tree in New York City. Recently the parks department even estimated that this English elm on the northwest corner of Manhattan’s second most famous green space is somewhere in the region of 335 years old.  Benjamin Swett, who took the photo thinks it’s more likely the tree was planted in the 1790s by Thomas Ludlow, a merchant who bought the land for a country…

Pending an official ring count, the Hangman’s Elm in Washington Square Park in the West Village is thought to be the oldest living tree in New York City. Recently the parks department even estimated that this English elm on the northwest corner of Manhattan’s second most famous green space is somewhere in the region of 335 years old. Benjamin Swett, who took the photo thinks it’s more likely the tree was planted in the 1790s by Thomas Ludlow, a merchant who bought the land for a country…

Brooklyn Roasting Co., 50 Washington St. in the West Elm store: Their main location and roasting plant is located at Jay St. #globalphile #travel #tips #destination #brooklyn #ny #foodie #coffee #cafe #lonelyplanet #roadtrip2016 http://globalphile.com/city/brooklyn-new-york/

Brooklyn Roasting Co., 50 Washington St. in the West Elm store: Their main location and roasting plant is located at Jay St. #globalphile #travel #tips #destination #brooklyn #ny #foodie #coffee #cafe #lonelyplanet #roadtrip2016 http://globalphile.com/city/brooklyn-new-york/

The roots of New York City’s history are in its trees. In 1776, George Washington took cover under an elm on St. Nicholas Avenue to watch the battle of Washington Heights. That tree, known as the D…

The roots of New York City’s history are in its trees. In 1776, George Washington took cover under an elm on St. Nicholas Avenue to watch the battle of Washington Heights. That tree, known as the D…

Union Square Hotel, New York City, NY, Saturday Night Club, banquet menu, 15 January 1876, 6 x 8¾ in., fragment; Borden & Cain, printer.The Veteran Association of the Order of United Americans held its annual dinner on Washington’s Birthday in 1876. A week earlier, a winter storm destroyed the Great Elm, a popular tourist attraction on Boston Common that symbolized the Revolution.

Union Square Hotel, New York City, NY, Saturday Night Club, banquet menu, 15 January 1876, 6 x 8¾ in., fragment; Borden & Cain, printer.The Veteran Association of the Order of United Americans held its annual dinner on Washington’s Birthday in 1876. A week earlier, a winter storm destroyed the Great Elm, a popular tourist attraction on Boston Common that symbolized the Revolution.

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