Thanks to Rich Zakka, my New York friend who lived in Memphis for a while, I discovered a family treasure yesterday in Chelsea. CUSHMAN ROW, a row of Greek Revival houses on West 20th Street, built by my husband's great-great grandfather, Don Alonzo Cushman, in 1840!
Rich knew I was having breakfast at La Grainne, a French cafe just around the corner from Cushman Row in Chelsea, yesterday, and mentioned the houses, having no idea we were actually so closely related to the builder.
Sadly, none of them are for sale.
We're off to meet Rich for lunch before heading to the airport to catch our flight back home. He's taking us to Moustache in the West Village... voted "Best Middle Eastern Restaurant" in New York City.