Monday, April 12, 2010
Lost Parks of New York: Market Place
All that remains is Tompkins Square. Would've added a lot of green to the Lower East Side. I rather like the name Market Place, it seems to hearken back to the pre-modern tendency to name parks and commons to be descriptive or even utilitarian rather than commemorative. Makes me imagine merchants, artisans, hucksters, itinerant performers and such, all gathered under the eaves and lanes of Market Place.
More on Tompkins Square Park at NYC Dept. of Parks & Recreation.