Thursday, February 28, 2013

Bleecker Flats

This plaque on a lower Madison Avenue building (just east of Grand Street) identifies it as the Bleecker Flats apartments.  The name of the building, as well as Bleecker Park (just up the hill) recalls the fact that nearby Bleecker Place was once the southern boundary of property owned by the Bleecker family whose history in Albany dates back to the arrival of Jan Janse Bleecker in 1658.

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