• 1: The Land
  • 2: Colonial
  • 3: Residential
  • 4: Brothels
  • 5: Garments
  • 6: Labor
  • 7: Decay + Planning
  • 8: Artists

Explore cartography from different eras of Greene Street.
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Digital Elevation Map (DEM) of Manhattan Island, from 1: The Land


Source: Welikia Project


Map of Dutch land grants, from 2: Colonial

Source: I.N. Phelps Stokes, The iconography of Manhattan Island, 1498-1909: compiled from original sources and illustrated by photo-intaglio reproductions of important maps, plans, views, and documents in public and private collections, 1928.


1782 British Headquarters Topography Map

Source: Welikia Project


Plan of the City of New York in North America. Bernard Ratzer. ca 1770, from 2: Colonial


Source: Brooklyn Historical Society; image found at Museum of the City of New York


A Plan of the City of New York & Its Environs to Greenwich on the North or Hudson River,…survey’d in the winter, 1766. Montresor, from 2: Colonial


Source: Library of Congress


City Of New York. Samuel Augustus Mitchell, 1846, from 3: Residential

Source: David Rumsey Maps


Plate 32: Map bounded by Houston Street, Crosby Street, Prince Street, Marion Street, Spring Street, Laurens Street. Perris-Browne, 1853, from 3: Residential. 

Source: Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library Digital Collections.


Map of the city of New York extending northward to Fiftieth Street, Matthew Dripps, 1852, from 3: Residential

Source: David Rumsey Map Collection


Part of wards 5, 6, 8 & 14, New York City, G.W. Bromley & Co.,1879, from 4: Brothels


Source: David Rumsey Map Collection


Map of New York City, by Rand McNally and Company, 1897, from 5: Garments and Infrastructure


Source: David Rumsey Map Collection


Map of the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad and its principle connections, Rand McNally, 1876, from 5: Garments and Infrastructure. 


Source: Library of Congress


Ethnic Map, John B. Trevor for the Join Legislative Committee Investigating Seditious Activities, 1919, from 6: Labor


Source: New York State Archives, found at New York Times


Clusters of Garment Factories, 1900-1922, from 6: Labor. 


Source: From B.M. Selekman, Henriette R Walter, W.J. Couper. “The Clothing and Textile Industries.” In Regional Survey of New York and Its Environs, Volume IB: Food, Clothing and Textile Industries Wholesale Markets and Retail Shopping and Financial Districts, edited by R.M. Haig and R.C. McCrea. New York: Regional Plan of New York and Its Environs, 1928."


Holden-McLaughlin Plan, 1945, from 7: Urban Decay and Planning 

Source: found in Schwartz, Joel. The New York Approach: Robert Moses, Urban Liberals, and Redevelopment of the Inner City. Ohio State University Press: 1993, 148.


Lower Manhattan Expressway, New York City. Map showing proposed development, Paul Rudolph, 1967, from 7: Urban Decay and Planning.


Source: Library of Congress


Soho Newsletter, 1971, from 8: Artists 

Source: SoHo Artists Assocation Records, Archives of American Art.