Fulton Street (Manhattan)


Fulton Street (Manhattan)

Fulton Street is a busy street located in Lower Manhattan. It is in New York City's Financial District, a few blocks north of Wall Street. It runs from Church Street at the site of the World Trade Center to South Street, terminating in front of the South Street Seaport. The easternmost block is a pedestrian street.

History

Regular cricket matches were held near Fulton Market in 1780 when the British Army based itself in Manhattan during the American Revolution. Robert Fulton became famous for his steamship in 1809 though he did spend time in Paris during the American Revolution. [David Sentence Cricket in America 1710-2000 (McFarland 2006)] .

Fulton Street is named for Robert Fulton, an engineer instrumental in the development of steam ships in the United States. ["The Street Book"; an encyclopedia of Manhattan's street names and their origins. By Henry Moscow.] Ferries connected Manhattan across the East River to Fulton Street in Brooklyn.

The street has a Beaux-Arts architectural feel with many buildings dating back to the Gilded Age or shortly thereafter. The early 19th century buildings on the south side of the easternmost block are called Schermerhorn Row.

The Fulton Fish Market was located nearby at the South Street Seaport until 2005, when it moved to Hunts Point in The Bronx.

Public transportation

Fulton Street is served by the following subway lines:
* IND Eighth Avenue Line at Broadway–Nassau Street (NYCS service|A and NYCS service|C trains)
* IRT Lexington Avenue Line at Fulton Street and Broadway (NYCS service|4 and NYCS service|5 trains)
* IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line at Fulton Street and William Street (NYCS service|2 and NYCS service|3 trains)
* BMT Nassau Street Line at Fulton Street and Nassau Street (NYCS|J, NYCS service|M, and NYCS|Z trains)

A federally-financed Fulton Street Transit Center is expected to be completed by 2009.

References


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