Park Av with no cars

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Park Av with no cars

Postby notjim » Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:17 pm

Cool picture of Park Av when it was a park:

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/08/cars_a_scourge.php
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Re: Park Av with no cars

Postby paul h » Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:42 pm

Im pretty sure that is a fake!
Park Avenue was never a park,
I think that manhattan was mostly farms, streams and a generally rural place before the massive grid system was ploughed in.
This grid didnt just grow outwards (northwards) slowly as was needed, it was all built as a masterplan

Remarkable vision/balls:D
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Re: Park Av with no cars

Postby notjim » Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:34 am

You could be right, for example, it wasn't named park avenue until the 50s.
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Re: Park Av with no cars

Postby paul h » Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:41 am

Its a nice idea, actually at the moment the mayor is trying his best ,against stiff opposition, to introduce a toll for vehicles to enter manhattan south of 86st. The London system is the inspiration
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Re: Park Av with no cars

Postby Peter Fitz » Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:15 am

I assume the naming of Park Av had something to do with its proximity to Central Park ?
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Re: Park Av with no cars

Postby notjim » Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:26 am

Actually, no, Park Avenue was so named in 1860, it was Park Av S that was renamed in the 50s and, yes, it was named Park Av because it had a Park, or at least a garden, originally the railway ran along Park and when some was put underground Gardens where installed above, at least in the mid 30s. It still has a meridian with flowers for some of its length. In short, the picture I linked is likely to be genuine.
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Re: Park Av with no cars

Postby Alek Smart » Wed Jan 16, 2008 4:27 pm

Palpitating here....for one awful moment I feared Notjim was after wreaking social revolution down Sandymount way... :o :o :o
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