memory lane: of cobblestones and new condo owners in Tribeca (an unusual conflict)


You were warned in my July 4 post that you’ve got a couple of weeks of archived Manhattan Loft Guy material coming up. Let’s kick it off with a
SEVEN Years Ago Today on Manhattan Loft Guy, my July 5, 2006, You can’t make this stuff up / condo owners rue authentic TriBeCa cobblestones, about folks new to Tribeca in a new condo development in 2006 who found their quaint cobblestoned street to be more irritating than charming.

As you see on The Google’s
Street View, these folks have had seven years to get used to bumping their way down the street (no sidewalk).

Cobblestones were again in the news this week, with
DNA Info’s report about residents of Vinegar Hill (that’s Brooklyn, Manhattan snobs) laying NIMBY over plans to replace some real cobblestones with stuff that will not hurt bicyclists as much, while (says DoT) preserving the aesthetic.

© Sandy Mattingly 2013

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