Building the Grid: From Paper to Street, Block and Lot
Lots for sale: Jones Wood, east of Third Avenue, 1857
“Anthony J. Bleecker Auctioneer. Absolute Sale of 350 Lots in ‘Jones' Wood’ between 3d Aven. and the River and between 69th & 75th Sts., at Auction,” 1857
Museum of the City of New York, The J. Clarence Davies Collection, 29.100.3056
Jones’ Woods was a heavily forested area on the East River between 66th and 75th Streets. The city had intended it to serve as Manhattan’s primary park before Central Park was planned.