Save the date! Saturday, October 16th, 2021 is the first day of the annual Open House New York weekend, and we will once again display our set of maps executed by John Randel.
The first that plotted the 1811 “Commissioner’s Plan,” which established the Manhattan street grid from Houston Street to 155th Street in Harlem.
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My office is the sole repository for these 92 individually hand-drawn and hand-colored panels, which will be assembled into a room-size, tabletop display, roughly 16 feet by 60 feet, so that map geeks and Manhattan-philes can examine every part. Manhattanites who live in each map’s quadrant will be able to register for a drawing for a digital print of the map.
Join us on Saturday, October 16th, 2021, from 10 am – 4 pm at the Municipal Building, 1 Centre Street (North entrance). Masks and proof of vaccinations are required.
A full listing of OHNY sites and descriptions will be available next week at ohny.org/weekend/plan-your-weekend.
Are you going?
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