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"Old Lenape Trail"

This hidden lane between 5th Avenue and University Place in the Village was once a trail used by the Lenape Indians on their way across the island. As the centuries passed, the land came into the hands of philanthropist, sea-captian Robert Randall. At the end of 18th Century, he leased the land and moved to nearby Staten Island, thereby allowing prominent New Yorkers to develop the area. In the mid-1820's, construction began on the townhouses as well as the stables and they all were finished by the 1860's. Today, the horses have long moved out and New York University purchased most of the properties in the 1950's. However, the architectural highlights are still the buildings themselves and at the 5th Avenue entrance, in 'Willy's Garden, there is a statue of Spanish writer, Cervantes.
60 Washington Mews, New York, NY, United States, 10003
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"Old Lenape Trail"
This hidden lane between 5th Avenue and University Place in the Village was once a trail used by the Lenape Indians on their way across the island. As the centuries passed, the land came into the hands of philanthropist, sea-captian Robert Randall. At the end of 18th Century, he leased the land and moved to nearby Staten Island, thereby allowing prominent New Yorkers to develop the area. In the mid-1820's, construction began on the townhouses as well as the stables and they all were finished by the 1860's. Today, the horses have long moved out and New York University purchased most of the properties in the 1950's. However, the architectural highlights are still the buildings themselves and at the 5th Avenue entrance, in 'Willy's Garden, there is a statue of Spanish writer, Cervantes.
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