Monday, June 28, 2010

A whole lotta history for Christopher Park

Christopher Park is a wonderful small park in the village but it's history is quite huge. From it's humble beginning from 1633 to 1638 as a tobacco farm ...on April 5, 1837 it was the parcel was condemned and Christopher Park was created...on June 27, 1969 there was rioting on Christopher Street when police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popluar gay establishment, in order to curb liquor law violations... 


the entrance to the park 


very quaint and relaxing


Statute of General Sheridan - a cavalery leader in the Civil War was installed in 1936


the plaque for General Sheridan


the famous Stonewall Inn 



One of George Segal's statue for Gay Liberation 


2nd statue ...they were placed here in 1992 


this area is what the village is all about......

Christopher Park
Grove St and Christopher St
New YorkNY 10014
Neighborhood: West Village
Nearest Transit:
Christopher St (1)

9th Street (PATH)
W 4th St (A, C, E, B, D, F, V)


          Today's Words of Wisdom: Don't wait for the ideal time to do something 
Cannoli Dreams for You.....until next post 

                               Rosemary

6 comments:

Merisi said...

Beautiful post, brings back many memories of visiting New York City and this area especially!

Great pictures. Makes me want to ask what type of camera you use (seriously, I still miss my little Sony I used until about two years ago).

I wrote down some hints regarding my camera in answer to your query on my blog. Seeing how great your pictures already are, you would have fun with an upgrade, I am sure! :-)

Paris Pastry said...

Sounds lovely! NYC has so many beautiful parks that I have yet to see. My list grows longer and longer!

Erika said...

Oh Rosemary this post is perfection. I adore the West Village, and Christopher Park is just so enchanting - the statues always make me giddy!! :)

Irina said...

In less then 2 weeks I will be in New York, happy me. I will go to this park for sure.

NYC, Style and a little Cannoli said...

yes it is a great area and don't forget the italian place nearby

http://www.ilcantuccionyc.com/home/

great for breakfast or lunch..espresso and biscotti, pizza and all new..really cute place. I have a post on it as well on the blog. Let me know if you have any questions!!

ρομπερτ said...

Thank you much for this much needed escape during the night. Please have a great Wednesday.


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