The Sale of Manhattan


Concerns the Sale of Manhattan to the Future Gwome Manhattaan to settle the equivalent of a 24 dollar gambling debt. There was much work that had been done to the land here, indeed, it was one of the most famous of the Monastery Districts, but slowly a more beautiful one arose, hovering above the waters offshore, and myriad creatures made this district their home.


The images on this page represent The Sale of Manhattan marker when it was installed. Visitors to the location report it is gone. This is very distressing, but it does not change the fact that 1) the work was installed and 2) the story being honored took place at this spot. Consequently we will maintain this information online. [This is an important part of the philosophic approach of Kcymaerxthaere.] That said, we are working to identify a more secure installation at the same site or close by.

Just outside the bar once called Route 85A (it has been through alot of iterations since then)

Whatever it is now, it is at 85 Avenue A in the East Village (in Manhattan)–between 5th and 6th.

In most forms, the bar seems to be open from 4 PM to 4 AM, however the gate is usually up starting at around 8 or 9 in the morning. (Since the Plaque is in a stairwell, there is a security gate. However, it is not inside the bar.)

Public Dedication

There was an enthusiastic singalong at the Route 85 Bar.

Text of the Marker

The part of the story installed here:

The Sale of Manhattan

Near this spot was completed the transaction that would forever transform the city, gwome and peoples of Manhattan. To settle a 24 dollar gambling debt, owed to the Algonquin Round Table Casino, Pieter van Amsterdaam surrendered the deed to the entire island. Chief Langtion Suhioan, of the Manhattaan Future Nation, accepted the deed, vowing to respect the natives’ way of life but beginning to outline a new future.


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