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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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  • 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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  • Shops for shopping nothing else. Shop dear c is not the you make excessive price there are better business elsewhere in New York.
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  • Stopped here and got some great deals on keychains (10 for $10), T-shirts, etc. And if you read the other reviews, then you know that little people will follow you around whispering "Watches? Watches?...  more »