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Downtown New York City





Cliff Street—locus of our hero’s first residence in the city—is today little more than a back alley among skyscrapers. Here (courtesy of Google Earth) we look south from Fulton Street


Looking west from Pearl Street, one can see that the improbable “cliff” has been reduced to a small rise.


Stone Street was apparently the first paved street in Manhattan! Here we look west into the side of the Customs House (1907), now the National Museum of the American Indian.


Facing the opposite direction, we look into 85 Broad Street (1983), the lobby of which straddles Stone Street—fictional location of Martin’s grocery and Miss Chapman’s boarding house.


A plaque in the sidewalk of 85 Broad Street (the Goldman Sachs building) maps the streets of colonial New York.


Looking NE on Stone Street, the area zoned for historical preservation post-dates the 1835 New York fire.


It has become a popular restaurant area, particularly in the summer. Mill Lane was the site of the first synagogue in New York City (1730).


Looking east down Wall Street. Brooklyn is clearly visible in the background.


Looking northeast at the corner of Wall & Water Streets. This was the location of the Manhattan slave market built in 1711.


Looking southeast from Wall & Water. Over his checkered computer career, your author worked in three of these skyscrapers.


The old Customs House—in 1759 the site of Fort George—is seen from the north through the trees of Bowling Green. Broadway is on the left. The Charging Bull was added in 1989.


A fixture since the beginnings of New Amsterdam, Bowling Green has seen many ups and downs. Currently, it’s a small but delightful urban oasis.


Trinity Church (1846) seen from Wall & Broad Streets. This is the third Anglican/Episcopal church built on its site.


The south side of the Trinity Church cemetery. Marinus Willett’s stone is located just steps outside this picture.


Federal Hall (1842) at Wall & Broad Streets was built where the city hall had stood from 1700 to 1812—where our hero located property records. The NY Stock Exchange (1903) is on the left.

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