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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 to the east of Broadway seems to be improving and the The Canal Street Market at 265 Canal has just opened with a neat combination of artists and food. Unfortunately, to the west of Broad...  more »
  • This site is ideal to find baratitos gifts for family or friends. Let's say that the most thorny part is the one in which offer you perfume of quality at half price with respect to Spain, as it is my case. On one occasion I conned with Yes Giorgio Armani perfume and I swore that he compared not more there. On the other hand, I bought the perfume Lancome Hipnose and not conned me, even though I bought it at a different hindu. It all depends on where you buy it. The case is that you look at it and Boudjenah them before you take it, and if necessary, open it with all your nose. It is a must see also site!
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  • 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;)
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