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Peretz Square

Peretz Square
Houston St on left; 1st St on right
Location where Houston Street, First Avenue, and First Street meet, Lower Manhattan, New York City

Peretz Square is a public park in Lower Manhattan, New York City, which marks the spot where Houston Street, First Avenue, and First Street meet. Peretz Square marks the spot where the smaller grid of the Lower East Side meets the grand regularity of the Commissioners' Plan street grid of 1811.

The surrounding neighborhood was largely populated by Jewish immigrants in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and was named after the Polish Yiddish language author and playwright Isaac Leib Peretz (1852-1915). The square was dedicated on November 23, 1952.[1]


  1. ^ "Peretz Square". New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Retrieved 2009-07-09. 

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