Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Chinatown, Mosco Street Between Mott and Mulberry Streets

Mary Sargent © 2008 …………………………………….. click to enlarge

And they say don't shoot into the sun. What's a little flare now and again?

This is Mosco Street, one block long, between Mott and Mulberry. The Street Book doesn't list it and my map (pretty old) calls it Park Street. Aha! According to Kevin Walsh at forgotten-ny.com, the name was changed from Park Street to Mosco in 1982 in honor of Lower East Side community activist Frank Mosco. You New York City history buffs need to go to Walsh's website because there's some interesting stuff about Five Points, of which Mosco Street is a vestige, and what used to be where and how far the street used to run before Columbus Park was built, very important things.

By the way, The Street Book was published in 1978, and sure enough, it does list Park Street.

See map.

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