Trip Planner:   USA  /  New York State  /  New York City  /  Shopping  /  Canal Street
Canal Street, New York City
(1.2/5 based on 110 reviews on the web)
Canal Street is a major east-west street in Lower Manhattan, New York City, running from East Broadway between Essex and Jefferson Streets in the east, to West Street between Watts and Spring Streets in the west. It runs through the neighborhood of Chinatown, and forms the southern boundaries of SoHo and Little Italy as well as the northern boundary of Tribeca. The street acts as a major connector between Jersey City, New Jersey, via the Holland Tunnel (I-78), and Brooklyn, New York City, via the Manhattan Bridge. It is a two-way street for most of its length - from West Street to the Manhattan Bridge - with two unidirectional stretches between Forsyth Street and the Manhattan Bridge.HistoryBy 1800, the Fresh Water Pond - also known as Collect Pond - one of New York City's only natural sources of fresh water, had become completely polluted with sewage and run-off from the tanneries, breweries and other workshops and factories around it. Run-off from the pond, including one "sluggish stream" which traveled part of the route of the future Canal Street, fed nearby swamps and marshes which prevented the city from continuing its northward growth. To deal with this, the city's Common Council ordered that the swamps be drained and, in 1803, that the pond itself be filled in. A drain was built continuing the path of the "sluggish stream" to the Hudson River, which redirected the underground springs which watered the swamps. The pond was successfully drained by 1813 or 1815.
Use our New York City trip itinerary planner to add Canal Street and other attractions to your New York City vacation plans.
Source
map
Create a full New York City itinerary

Plan your trip to New York City

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in New York City by other users

60 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDIA May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in New York City BY A USER FROM CANADA January, culture, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 49 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 55 days in Middle East, Europe, Caribbean, United States, Canada & Asia BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE April, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in New York City BY A USER FROM INDIA January, culture, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in United States, Ukraine & Ecuador BY A USER FROM CANADA July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Mumbai (Bombay), Dubai & New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in United States BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in United States BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 22 days in United States BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • If you want to briefly in China and you're in New York, it is not necessary to fly somewhere! Welcome to shake in the local Chinatown, namely its main street is Canal street. Very delicious Dim sums for $5, the vendors with whom a lot of fun haggling, favors $1, cheap clothes from the manufacturer-all this can be found on this street;)
    View original
  • Only street for shopping. Many clothing shops / memories. By necessarily cheap compared to the outlets but can be suitable for people not wanting to leave new York during their stay. Many vendor has the sly of watches, hands etc. so-called brand bags, avoid of course.
    View original
  • The world is quite different from Manhattan. It is a fully Chinese. If you select the time zone is very interesting. So I went to the long day hanging out. Chinatown is is suitable for intercultural experience anywhere.
    View original