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How Manhattan's Grid Paved the Way to Success

A new exhibit at The Museum of the City of New York calls New York's 1807 master plan "The Greatest Grid." Jon Meacham takes us on a tour of the exhibit with curator Hilary Ballon.

Ballon says the genius of the grid is that it had so much flexibility:

The exhibit runs through April 12th of next year.

Full Story: Manhattan’s Master Plan: Why NYC Looks the Way it Does

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