Mangin Street

Street Beat: Goerck, Mangin, and Thomas Edison’s Lower East Side Stint

Posted February 19, 2015 at 10:14 am

Street and the beat, tying some convoluted history together for you once again. Ever heard of Goerck Street? Or Mangin, perchance? A history to every name… In 1797, the Common Council (the lawmakers) commissioned surveyors Casimir Goerck (Goerck Street, long gone) and Joseph-François Mangin (street is still around), to prepare an official map of the city. […]

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