Day 261

Pig Alley

September 16th, 2012



is what Charles Lane was known as in the mid-19th century, when it supposedly served as a staging area for hogs and other animals awaiting their demise at the nearby slaughterhouses on West Street. This narrow, block-long passage originally came into being with the construction of Newgate Prison; it ran outside the northern wall of that institution, which opened in 1797 as New York State's first penitentiary.

One Comment

  1. Jeff in Joisy says:

    hmmm..they come down the road facing the camera..and well…the picture says the rest. I’m just saying. The road is a little uneven on the one side…and I don’t think many traveled the more even side, out…right??

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