Word of the Day: vestige

Word of the Day: vestige

: an indication that something has been present; a trace


The word vestige has appeared in 52 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on April 27 in “A Billion-Dollar Battle Over a Parking Lot at the Seaport” by Michael Kimmelman:

The other morning I boarded a No. 2 train to check out a parking lot at the South Street Seaport Historic District.

As New York real estate sagas go, the battle over 250 Water Street (the lot’s address) approximates the Thirty Years’ War. The site, between Pearl and Water Streets, occupies an entire, misshapen city block just inside the last architectural vestige of New York’s 18th and early 19th century mercantile waterfront.

You might ask how a landmarked oasis of quaint Americana came to include a huge surface parking lot that leaves a bizarre no-man’s land between the low-rise 19th-century storehouses lining Water to the east and the modern skyscrapers of Lower Manhattan, west of Pearl.

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