Walking Around in South Street
Walking Around in South Street

Walking Around in South Street

Discoveries in New York’s Old Shipping District

By Ellen Fletcher, Foreword by Peter Neill

TRAVEL

64 Pages, 6 x 9

Trade Paper, $7.95 (US $7.95) (CA $11.95)

Publication Date: September 2000

ISBN 9780918172273

Rights: WOR

Leete's Island Books (Sep 2000)

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Overview

Exploring the historical legacy of New York’s oldest neighborhood—on foot

The South Street Seaport district in lower Manhattan, in and around Wall Street and along the East River south of the Brooklyn Bridge, has been the epicenter of immigration, trade, and commerce in New York City for more than 350 years and is still home to the largest collection of historic architecture in Manhattan. This guide to the South Street district lists nine walking tours that incorporate text, maps, photographs, and drawings to give insight and understanding into this unique area. This is the definitive guide to this historic and colorful shipping district with informative asides on the people and events that shaped the city of today.

Author Biography

Ellen Fletcher is a historian and former curator at the South Street Seaport Museum. She lives in New York City.