It’s a dark night at this moment in time on the corner of Bleecker and Carmine Streets in 1915.
But there’s warmth and light from the shop windows and the apartments above, which illuminate small groups of Italian immigrants, who had settled into this part of the Village.
Ashcan School artist and Greenwich Villager George Luks is the painter, and he often depicted immigrant crowds on city street corners.
Are we looking at the corner just across from Our Lady of Pompeii Church?
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