Many new residents of Greene Street were wealthy, with an average for those who reported any asset of wealth per household of $30,000 (or $14 million today). Most of them were merchants or educated professionals, and more than half had at least one domestic servant.
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[Plate 32: Map bounded by Houston Street, Crosby Street, Prince Street, Marion Street, Spring Street, Laurens Street.] Perris-Browne, 1853. Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library Digital Collections.