“Urban Patterns” Photo by @bhushan_nyc
This week’s #untappedcities Instagram “pic” of the Week goes to architect @bhushan_nyc for this stunning shot “looking up” at Stone Street towards William St. For those who know Stone Street, this juxtaposition of history and modernity is subtle yet impactful.
Located in the heart of the Financial District in lower Manhattan, Stone Street is one of the few places on the island where you can take a step back in time. Although today the street is lined with restaurants, who extend their seating into the street, the old Manhattan charm is ever-present in the cobble stones and decorative facades. Along with the visual time traveling, there is also so much history to behold. For instance, McRoberts Protective Agency (one of the oldest in the country est. in 1876) still holds offices at 57 Stone St., while the Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt held offices for the better part of his career in the rooms above Ulysses Tavern.
Learn more about the revivial of Stone Street in our History of Streets columns. Check out @bhushan_nyc’s gallery for more shots of untapped Manhattan.
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