Sunday, September 27, 2009

Old South Street Seaport

Most of South Street Seaport in lower Manhattan resembles outdoor shopping malls the world over. But if you wander down the slowly vanishing non-commercial side streets you can stop time, circa 1900. (Wall Street evil lurking in the background..run, hide)

22 comments:

Jarart said...

This is an amazing picture. I love the contrast between the old buildings and the new. And that brick street is just the best.

joo said...

I love everything about this street apart from the modern buildin which closes it.

Jacob said...

This is beautiful. Looks like a street I've seen in a number of movies.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

BEautiful and amazing shot !!Unseen Rajasthan

Ian France said...

What a great scene, it should stay that way forever!

Lily Hydrangea said...

Oh, this is beautiful, I love those cobblestones.

B SQUARED said...

The street certainly looks gentrified. I don't think Wall Street will ever be what it was. To many factors indicate otherwise.

Mo said...

I hope these streets don't disappear into the mas of new glass and steel.

marley said...

Only the cars and the towers give away the age. Great shot, I like the differences.

Goggla said...

I was just walking Front St yesterday, wondering where all the new development had come from. There's an interesting old place at the north end of the street with a rotting cast-iron facade that had some construction going on inside...I'm hoping the building keeps its character. This is one of the few streets left where you can experience that old 'original' city vibe.

Anonymous said...

anybody seen that spiderman running a rickshaw in lowwer Manhattan late at night?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVz6NRTjl7I

http://www.youtube.com/nycfunrun

Ken Mac said...

If you see Spiderman by the side of MacDougal kill him

sonia a. mascaro said...

Very nice picture, Ken Mac! Love this architecture and the cobblestone is just beautiful! Really I would love to be there...

Ming the Merciless said...

I rarely go below Chinatown but lower Manhattan does have its charm.

Actually, this resembles some of the quiet streets in SoHo on a very early morning before the crowd appears.

Linda said...

For many years I worked downtown, just a few blocks from this street. To escape the office drudgery I would go out walking on streets like this or by the East River which is very close by. I love this area. Your shot brings back many memories.

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Anonymous said...

I found a picture of the Fulton Market building from the 1880's that was torn down in 1950 for a plain brick building that was demolished to make way for the present one. If preservation was more popular back then I'm sure they could have given the old one landmark status and it could have been renovated and used for the same purpose as the present building and saved a lot of money.

It was another case of the Penn Station tragedy.

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