SOON ALL OF THE COBBLESTONE streets will be covered in patches of black macadam, as seen above. Photos by Marc Felix.
More news about the cobblestones of Greenwich Village. In letters to WestView News that have been printed in the past it is obvious that I am fixated on the old cobblestones in the Village. I have complained to anyone I could think of, from the Landmarks Preservation Commission to the office of Corey Johnson, about the theft of these historic stones when infrastructure work was being done, and their replacement with cheap ruff cut stones. What did these entities do? NOTHING. Now I see that on many blocks between Greenwich and Washington Streets, contractors in many cases have not even bothered to put back any stones whatsoever. They do the work, fill in the hole and take off. So much for the city government protecting a so-called Historic District. Obviously no one checks on work being done. Perhaps they don’t even inspect the pipe work before the holes are filled in. Soon all these cobblestone streets will be covered in patches of black macadam.