Category Archives: Geography

Coenties Slip

From Wikipedia (original links intact) Coenties Slip, originally an artificial inlet in the East River for the loading and unloading of ships that was land-filled in 1835, is a historic pedestrian walkway in Lower Manhattan, New York City, in the … Continue reading

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French Quarter

For some part of the 19th century there was a vibrant and busy French Quarter south of Washington Square Park — now known as Greenwich Village. The last two decades of the nineteenth century saw the growing commercialization of the Village, a second … Continue reading

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Castle Garden

Castle Clinton or Fort Clinton, once known as Castle Garden, is a circular sandstone fort now located in Battery Park, in Manhattan, New York City. It is perhaps best remembered as America’s first immigration station (predating Ellis Island), where more … Continue reading

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Map: Index

This large-scale map does not cover all of Manhattan. When time permits I will upload a separate map of the area south of Canal. If your internet connection is fast you’ll find the full size (4,800 x 12,900 px/24 mb) … Continue reading

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