Foley Square


Foley Square

Foley Square is a street intersection in the Civic Center district of Lower Manhattan, New York City, that houses the triangular Thomas Paine Park. The space is bounded to the north by Worth Street, to the east by Centre Street, and to the west by Lafayette Street, and it is located south of Manhattan’s Chinatown and east of Tribeca. It was named after Thomas F. “Big Tom” Foley, a powerful Tammany Hall district leader and local bar owner.

The square is home to a number of civic structures, including the classic facades and colonnaded entrances of the 1933-built United States Courthouse, which is fronted by artist Lorenzo Pace’s sculpture Triumph of the Human Spirit; the New York County Courthouse; the Church of St. Andrew; the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse – known before 2003 as the Foley Square Courthouse.

Five bronze historical medallions set solid into parts of the surrounding sidewalks, recount the history of the park and its environs, including one commemorating the “Negro Burial Ground,” an 18th-century African-American burial ground discovered during square construction. The African Burial Place National Monument was established to protect this burial ground.

The Foley Square Greenmarket is open all year and sells baked products as well as locally grown fruits and vegetables that are guaranteed to have been produced within three days of sale. Because of its proximity to Chinatown, Foley Square is frequently visited by a big number of people practicing tai chi in the mornings.

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