Recovering Thirteenth Avenue
Date: December 9th at 6pm
Jeffrey Trask examines the development of the Greenwich Village waterfront in the nineteenth century, and he uncovers the hidden history of Thirteenth Avenue – a small-scale maritime district on the far edge of the Village that stood in the way of the lucrative transatlantic steamship trade. Siding with mercantile interests over those of small manufacturers, the city condemned Thirteenth Avenue in the 1890s and reclaimed it for the Hudson River to make way for the Chelsea Piers. Click here to register for the webinar.