11th St & 12th St between Avenue B & Avenue A

Welcome to a wild place: this block in 1609! Through the tabs below, discover the wildlife, Native American use, and landscape factors of this block's original ecology, as reconstructed by the Mannahatta Project. You can also explore the block today and sponsor the Mannahatta Project into the future.


People lived on Mannahatta long before Europeans arrived. Here learn about possible Lenape use of this block four hundred years ago and some of the species they may have hunted, fished and gathered.

Probability bars indicate relative suitability/probability of use; estimates are based on analysis of archaeological information and landscape models for Mannahatta. For more information, read Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City (2009).

Lenape Habitat Probability/
Human habitat suitability
Distance to nearest Lenape encampment (meters): 1,727
Distance to nearest Lenape trail (meters): 364
Selected species
Common Name Scientific Name
Blue-winged Teal
Passenger Pigeon
Eastern Box Turtle
Eastern Painted Turtle
Selected species
Common Name Scientific Name
American eel
Yellow perch
Chain pickerel
Sea lamprey
White perch
Selected species
Common Name Scientific Name
strawberry bush
redosier dogwood
sweet crabapple
common hackberry