Two key documents are transcribed in this section: the 1807 appointment of the Commissioners by the New York State Legislature, which outlines their mandate, and the Remarks of the Commissioners in 1811, which explains their intentions and why they opted for a grid.
An Act relative to Improvements, touching the laying out of Streets and Roads in the City of New-York, and for other purposes.
Passed April 3, 1807. Read More
The commissioners of streets and roads in the City of New York appointed in and by an act relative to improvements... Read More