On Gansevoort Street, between Hudson and Greenwich streets, the original 150-year-old paving stones are being replaced by crudely cut multi-colored stones with a band of black stones running down the middle. The Meat Market district is a historic district and the original cobble stones should have been retained. I have seen in the past when these streets are dug up, instead of lifting these stones up, a large cutting wheel just cuts right through them. These new multi-colored stones look out of place here and have no business being put into a historic area. The original stones have a very high value. Where did they go? Who is making money by installing these cheap, garish new stones and who is paying? I would suggest that WestView send a photographer to Gansevoort Street and take some pictures to publish and assess the opinion of your readers about this decorating of a historic street.