Wednesday, November 28, 2012
☞ REMEMBER: The Third Avenue Train Tracks
Walking by this section under the viaduct recently, we noticed that most of the block had been paved over but the powers that be have left the train track portions exposed. Our preference would have been to restore all of the cobblestone (technically Belgian block) roads within Manhattanville's 12th Avenue just like the Meat Packing District downtown. The two areas are similar in history and this part of Harlem could have been the uptown equivalent at one point. With all that said, at least the tracks have been preserved for the time being and maybe one day, a plan to add back the character to the neighborhood will come about.