Gallery: The Greatest Grid Exhibit Showcases Manhattan’s Transformation...

Many hold original land owners’ names inscribed on the lots, in which many have made their way to becoming the names of alleys, streets and small parks we recognize today.

Pictured: Albertis Del Orient Browere, Junction of the Bowery and Broadway, Union Square, 1885. Oil on canvas. (Museum of the City of New York, J. Clarence Davies Collection)

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