Commentary, Greenwich Village

Modern towers can respect the street

If you’re walking up Broadway in Greenwich Village, you’ll get to the block between Waverly Place and Eighth Street: Notice how there’s a continuous row of shops (except for the garage) that respects the “build to” line, as do the shops on

Commentary, Greenwich Village

A beautiful residential block

Here is West Tenth Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues: Whenever I walk here I feel calmer and happier, much more so than on Mercer or LaGuardia, even though those streets have “green space.” Something about the buildings coming up to the