Ghost Signs of NYC: The American Express Watchdog Logo

4–8 Hubert Street. ©Frank Mastropolo

The luxury apartment buildings and hotels of Lower Manhattan’s Tribeca grew out of streets lined with commercial buildings. In the mid-19th century the area featured an exclusive residential neighborhood known as St. John’s Park, the square that surrounded St. John’s Chapel. Its demise came when Trinity Church sold the square to the Hudson River Railroad in 1867 for $1 million.

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Frank Mastropolo

Frank Mastropolo

“Laugh and the world laughs with you. Prov and you provolone.” — Sicilian proverb