Another amazing haunted house! This one is by @sflatleynyc 👻
We’ve seen it two weeks ago when it had only the webs. But look at it now, absolutely gorgeous 😍
Find it on 44 W 94th Street, close to Central Park West!
Live video is available on my Facebook page 🙌
The earliest source of fresh water for Manhattan was known as Collect Pond. Growth of industry lead to it’s contamination, so a canal was built was to drain it (which has since been covered over to become Canal street) and a nearby (Bayard) hill was used to fill it in. Only the job done was shoddy and the buildings erected on the site would sink and warp because the ground simply wasn’t stable. The area was called Paradise Square, but later became known as the more dubious “Five Points” slum, and due to massive crime and terrible conditions it was decided to raze the entire neighborhood and build a park. A little bit later the rest of the area became what is known as Civic Center - the area of the city’s courthouses. Those buildings are all stabilized on solid foundations as far as I know, but it’s not like there aren’t some vestiges of the shoddy landfill job still prevalent. This is a small pocket of greenspace round the back of the Moynihan courthouse on Park Row, which has basically been the NYPD’s biggest road blockade since September 11th. It’s not accessible to the public, and there are signs (which are easier to see when there’s no leaves on the trees) telling the public to keep out and that the ground is not stable. #parkrow#collectpond#fivepoints#civiccenter#courthouse#nypix#manhattan#newyork#newyorkcity#nyc