Where the streets are original
In Coconut Grove, we redo the streets and sidewalks on a regular basis. I guess the only reason they are never done right and have to be redone is that people don't take pride in their work anymore and pockets have to constantly be lined. If you check out the new "peanut" traffic circle on 27th Avenue, you'll know that a big chunk was removed recently to redo some pipe work below. It's never a case of doing it right the first time around here.
These cobblestone streets in New York are in very trendy areas so there is no reason why Coconut Grove which seems to be trying to emulate SoHo or Williamsburg is not keeping the old streets like those neighborhoods. This photo was taken in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and of course the new hot area, the Meat Packing District, anchored by the Gansevoort Hotel and Highline, the land of Diane Von Furstenberg and Barry Diller, are almost all cobblestone. I'm trying to imagine Diane's reaction to the city of New York coming in and removing the ancient streets although there is talk of that recently. Here in the Grove it wouldn't be an issue to just come in and redo any street, no questions asked.
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