Short and Wide

by Don Friedman on July 22, 2017

Edgar Street in 1939, courtesy of the NYPL.


Critical information: the shortest streets in the city.

Edgar Street is now an approach to a municipal garage and part of the exit from the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, so it may only be 63 feet long but it’s about 50 feet wide. Back when it was just a normal – albeit very short – street, it was 18 feet wide.

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