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Canal Street, New York City

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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.
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  • Canal Street is one of the main streets of Manhattan's Chinatown, there are many signs of the Chinese character. See for the first time that I'm such a signboard of the shop are familiar characters and want to take pictures.
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  • We went to Canal St to experience NYC street bargaining. We had such a good time looking at the jewelry, in the shops, and at the street vendors, both at tables and walking around. We had a good time ...  more »
  • You're very good, I can't say, but you can go here to the Chinese restaurant, you can experience A select classes, it's Chinatown, a gift you can get, there's little pazarlıkpayı ...
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