Thursday, May 24, 2007

Chinatown, Baxter Street Between Worth and Canal Streets

All-ee all-ee in-come free! Boy, am I happy to be back. These are the last photographs from the Chinatown walk on May 9. That's over two weeks ago, so I'm breaking the rule of one a night, wouldn't be the first time, because I want you to see all of these shots before we get up to date.



Mary Sargent © 2007 …………………………………….. click to enlarge

This is Columbus Park on Baxter Street between Worth Street and Hogan Place. It was originally called Mulberry Bend Park and could as easily have been called Baxter Bend Park because it lies between the two streets, both of which bend.


Mary Sargent © 2007 …………………………………….. click to enlarge

Columbus Park between Hogan and Bayard Streets. Before this was a park, it was the site of the worst tenements in New York, according to Jacob Riis. Due to Riis's efforts the tenements were torn down in the 1890's and replaced with Mulberry Bend Park. In 1911 it was renamed Columbus Park in honor of the place where "the first footsteps of our Italian citizens were trod."



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Canal Street at Baxter. No history here, just a Chinatown cart where the vendor is frying little cakes in a pan with circular depressions.

1 comment:

friend o' stinky said...

Wonderful, eery color. And the setup seems to mix photos of people (the woman buying and the person selling)with 3-dimensional types.