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In 1834, Greenwich Village’s shortest street was cut out of Newgate Prison to form a market square with Christopher St. and what is W. 10th St. today. This Weehawken market flourished briefly; it was shut down in 1844, supplanted by the Jefferson Market, located at what is now Christopher Street and the Avenue of the Americas.
By 1849, private owners had taken over Weehawken Street.
One of these owners was George F. Munson, a builder of boats. His wood-frame house, #6 Weehawken (now known as 392 West Street) with its remarkable external staircase, is the only one of the original houses still standing.
Plaque made possible by a donation from the Far West 10th Street Block Association to the Greenwich Village Community Task Force
Part of the community supported Greenwich Village Waterfront Historic District
Location. 40° 43.987′ N, 74° 0.584′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Weehawken Street and West 10th Street, on the right when traveling north on Weehawken Street. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 304 West 10th Street (a few steps from this marker); Weehawken Street Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); The Archive (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 134 Charles Street (about 600 feet away); Boyhood Home of Bret Harte (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Luke's Chapel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marquis de Lafayette (approx. 0.2 miles away); 4-10 Grove Street (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . . 392-393 West Street AKA 6 Weehawken Street at the Daytonian in Manhattan blog. (Submitted on December 28, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2020. This page originally submitted on December 28, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 17 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 28, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.