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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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  • 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.
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  • A classic from chinatown to walk it in its entirety and view local, posters and advertising 100% Chinese! (there is nothing in English) people. for dps continue along mott street.
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  • Many reviews is that it smells bad there and that it is junk here and there. This is not true at all with our image of Canal Street. It was no worse here than anywhere else in New York. No special smell felt we definitely don't. This is a multicultural Street as it passes through the intersection of China Town and Little Italy. We thought that it was fascinating to wander the street front and back. Certainly there is a lot of krims krams-here and certainly very trademark infringement also, but for our part dealt with the visit much more about street life, the exotic fruits and vegetables, to taste the fruits we had never seen before and to discover new flavors. Also find souvenirs to buy. Saw a bag that I regret that I did not purchase. No, it was no märkeskopia-bag. And no, during the 10-day stay, I saw it somewhere else. So sorry! Had it been a bargain price wise-no, probably not since I had had to fight plenty of haggling. Was it expensive-no, it was quite normal price wise for that type of bag. Go there and watch, but take it for what it is-a fun outing where you both can get ripped off and make a bargain! A big plus in the edge was that the salespeople were not haunting somehow!!
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