Monday, February 11, 2008

Washington Square North


On the northern side of Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village is a row of Greek Revival houses on a street called Washington Square North. There was a time when people moved there to escape the hustle and bustle of lower Manhattan, but as New York expanded north they were no longer on the outskirts. The artists Edward Hopper and his wife lived in one of the townhouses on Washington Square North for many years. Now most (if not all) of them are owned by New York University and are part of its campus.

9 comments:

DaveM said...

Nice houses and a great place to live if you're studying. I hope they appreciate the beauty of having that address.

nazzareno said...

It appeals to the calm aspect to me of this road.
Sure the two men that they walk are two university professors… Good day.

Olivier said...

pour faire une promenade tranquille dans NYC, ce quartier a beaucoup de charme et de tranquillité.
For a walk in NYC, it has a lot of charm and tranquillity.

Gudl said...

It looks beautiful!

Gardener Greg said...

I love the old style archetecture. Something is lost in the modern buildings.

Blue Wave 707 said...

That looks like a scene out of "Annie Hall" or one of the NYC themed TV shows ...

Dorothée said...

Hi Lori,
It reminds me the center of Boston. This architecture has definitively a lot of charm. I won't miss it when I go to NYC.

Moi said...

would you believe me if i told you, i was there last week...lovely image.....i so love NYC and i haven't even seen a tithe of it!!! :)

Wanda said...

I love the fence. I clicked on the photo, and it looks like several windows have A/C's like mine.