Occupational Shares of Residents on the Block 1834-1881
This chart reveals the quick drop in residents who were merchants and educated professionals. By the 1860s, those engaged in sex work and alcohol-related work, along with manufacturing and unskilled labor, took their place. Read more about the residential period of Greene Street or the entertainment district of the brothel era.
This area plot reveals the spike in sex work during the mid and late 19th century. In 1870, Greene Street had the highest concentration of brothels in New York City. Read more about brothels.
This chart shows the number of addresses on the block engaged in different sectors, including residential living. The two residential periods on Greene Street are made clear: the wealthy residents of the 1830s-1880s, and the wealthy residents of today. The chart also clearly reveals the total drop in housing and the large number of garment factories in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.