"You have all this history underneath you here,” says Matthew Bardin. A display of evocative old family photos, arranged in the stairwell, underscores Bardin’s point.
The façades of the Greek Revival town houses that comprise “the Row,” on Greenwich Village’s Washington Square, still evoke pre–Gilded Age New York. Within, however, modernity prevails.
“I know not whether it is owing to the tendernesses of early associations, but this part of New York appears to many persons the most delectable,” wrote Henry James in Washington Square.
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