This blog contains three parts – The Park, The Shops & Galleries and Trivia
There is a small park – Elizabeth Street Gardens – on Elizabeth Street , between Prince & Spring streets (Little Italy) that is very unusual. While not open all the time it is a great place to have lunch (bring your own) or picnic or sit in the shade. You will be surrounded by statuary of all kinds. Oh by the way, it is free. Check here for when open.
Shops and Galleries
Some people think that the boundary between Chinatown and SoHo is mid-block between Kenmare and Spring, Today, you can see a noticeable upscale look to galleries and shops north of Kenmare.
As I walked up Elizabeth Street I wondered why anyone would walk north on this street. Mott Street its Parallel neighbor seems to get more pedestrian traffic. I am glad I did though, These two blocks just South of Houston seems to be quite alive and quite trendy.
galleries, shops and restaurants on street level.
Elizabeth and Hester may be the only intersection in Manhattan where both streets are women’s first names, though Hester isn’t used much anymore.