N. Moore Street (Manhattan)


N. Moore Street (Manhattan)

North Moore Street is a moderately trafficked street in TriBeCa, a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan. It runs roughly east–west between West Broadway and West Street; automobile traffic is restricted to travel in the westerly direction.

Despite persistent stories that it was named for Nathaniel Moore, the street is named North Moore Street for Benjamin Moore (1748–1816), the second bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York and the father of Clement Clarke Moore. [Steinhauer, Jennifer. [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F0CE0DD1738F937A25752C1A965958260&scp=2&sq=%22n.%20moore%20street%22&st=cse "F.Y.I."] , "The New York Times", November 14, 1993. Accessed August 19, 2008. "Even city agency folks have been tricked into believing that Nathaniel Moore story. The Manhattan Borough President's office says North Moore Street, in TriBeCa, was named after Benjamin Moore, the Episcopal Bishop of New York in the early 1800's and the president of what was then Columbia College, now Columbia University."]

N. Moore Street should not be confused with Moore Street, a short street located near Battery Park.

Culture

In 1969 Fluxus artist Joe Jones opened his "Music-Store" at 18 North Moore Street where he presented his repetitive drone music machines in the window so that anyone could press the numerous door buttons to play the machine noise music in the window. [ [http://www.sukothai.com/X.SA.07/X7.Jones.f1.html] Interview with Joe Jones by Nakagawa Shin (1992) ] He also gave there small musical installation performances by himself and the likes of Yoko Ono and John Lennon [Owen Smith (1998) Fluxus: The History of an Attitude, San Diego State University Press, pp. 206-209 ] , among others. After moving out of 18 N. Moore Joe Jones's store-loft space became the art studio of No Wave artist Joseph Nechvatal, then Jon Hassell and finally video artist Bill Viola before being merged into Walkers Restaurant.

References

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* http://www.gothamcenter.org/discussions/viewthread.cfm?ID=709&ForumID=33
* http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-3250.html
* http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=N+Moore+St,+New+York,+NY&ie=UTF8&z=15&om=1&iwloc=A


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