The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011

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C. Bachman, New York, View looking south from Union Square, 1849.J. Clarence Davies Collection, 29.100.1344
C. Bachman, New York, View looking south from Union Square, 1849.
J. Clarence Davies Collection, 29.100.1344

Suggested Admission: Adults $10; seniors, students $6 Families: $20 (max. 2 adults); members and children 12 and under free


The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011 celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Commissioners’ Plan of 1811, the foundational document that established Manhattan’s famous street grid.

Featuring an original hand-drawn map of New York’s planned streets and avenues and other rare historic maps, photographs and prints of the evolution of the city’s streets, the exhibition examines the grid’s initial design, implementation, and evolution. The Greatest Grid traces the enduring influence of the 1811 plan as the grid has become a defining feature of the city, shaping its institutions and public life. 


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By subway: 6 to 103rd Street, walk three blocks west; 2, 3 to 110th Street - Central Park North, walk one block east to Fifth Avenue, then south to 103rd Street
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