Peretz Square

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Peretz Square is a public park in Lower Manhattan, New York City, which marks the spot where Houston Street, First Avenue, and First Street meet. Peretz Square is the spot where the tangled jumble of lower Manhattan meets the regularity of the Commissioners' Plan street grid of 1811.
The surrounding neighborhood of Peretz Squarewas largely populated by Jewish immigrants in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and was named after the Polish Yiddish language author and playwright Isaac Leib Peretz (1852-1915). Peretz Square was dedicated on November 23, 1952.