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The City of New York is the most marvelous exemplification of those traits of the American people which have made the United States of to-day. Interest in New York does not lie in the mere magnitude of the city, but is found rather in the bound-less enterprise, the bold conception and the amazing achievement, which have reared the mighty fabric of the Metropolis. The theme is one which might well challenge the pen of him who would celebrate the America of the beginning of the Twentieth Century.


  • The 156 Street Museums and Societies. Leaving the Subway, walk down 156 street and you will see an attractive group of buildings occupying an entire block. All are open free, daily. The Hispanic Museum, the Numismatic Society and the American Geographical Society.
  • Riverside Drive to 135 Street. Leaving the church we are in full view of the Hudson River, but the stage which goes down Riverside Drive stops at 135th Street. Take the subway, therefore, from 157th Street to 137th Street, walk two blocks down Broadway and then, for ten cents, it is possible to have one of the most delightful rides in the world.
  • Wall Street Wall Street took its name from the wall which once defended New Amsterdam at this point. It has become the most famous street name in the world. Wall Street, the place, is the financial center of the country. Wall Street, the name, is synonymous with securities, stocks, bonds and shares, trust certificates, gold, money, investment, speculation, fortune, ruin. We shall find here a succession of imposing hank and office buildings.
  • Fifth Avenue FIFTH AVENUE is New York's fashionable thoroughfare, famed for its costly residences and the people who live in them, its hotels, clubs, churches and libraries, and the brilliant social display which gives to the street its dominant air. Beginning at Washington Square on the south, it extends north six miles, past the Central Park to the Harlem River.
  • New York East Side The "Great East Side" that you read so much about in the papers, begins just a little East of the Municipal Building and extends from about Chatham Square and the Bowery, north to 14th Street and east to the river in the downtown section.
  • New York Lower East side, Orchard street The mecca of the East Side bargain hunter is a strip of Orchard Street between Rivington and Delancey. Its curbs are forever lined with pushcarts laden with a thousand and one variegated wares, piled high in colorful profusion and vividly reminiscent of an Oriental bazaar in an "Arabian Nights" episode.
  • New York West Side: Riverside Drive. The Riverside Drive: This beautiful section begins at 72nd Street and stretches north along the Hudson River to the end of the island at Inwood Park. It can best be seen from the top of the Fifth Avenue 'buses, which traverse its entire length to 135th Street.
  • Broadway from Bowling Green to Wall Street. We have now quite thoroughly explored Battery Park and vicinity and will resume our tour up Broadway, starting at Bowling Green in front of the Custom House. It marks the beginning of the Main Street of New York And goes to Wall Street.
  • Broadway from Wall Street. The Standard Oil Building. Almost directly across the street is that Holy of Holies, the Standard Oil Building, at No. 26. Whole chapters could be written about this one building, perhaps the best known, certainly the most talked of, on Broadway.
    At No. 52 Broadway, below Wall Street, stood until recently a building of more than ordinary interest—the first successful skyscraper erected in New York (1884). Bradford Lee Gilbert, was the architect whose genius gave to New York and the world this remarkable type of building.
  • Broadway from Chambers Street to 42 Street. We have now covered the principal points in the down-town section. To get our exact bearing see map. We have drawn a straight line at Chambers Street from East to West, clear across the island. All the territory South of this line is what we have just been over. We shall now go East from the City Hall to the great East Side, Chinatown and the Bowery.
  • Broadway from Trinity Church to City Hall. North of Trinity is a magnificent building named after the trimity church. It is in gothic architecture and one of the most notable in appearance on Broadway. Adjoining it is the well-known Singer Building, the first to possess a tower of important height.
  • Columbia University, Morningside Heights and Barnard College. This section of the city has been recently described as the Acropolis of America, and extends from Riverside Drive to Morningside Park. These are the grounds of Columbia University. The college grounds proper extend from One Hundred and Fourteenth Street to One Hundred and Twentieth Street, and from Broadway to Amsterdam Avenue, but the land west of the college Bounds proper, from One Hundred and Sixteenth to One Hundred and Twentieth between Broadway and Claremont Avenue.
  • 42 street to 59 street. List of the City buildings and sculptures of artistic and historical importance between 42 st and 59 st.
  • 59 street to 110 street. Compilation of the City buildings and sculptures of artistic and historical importance from 59 street to 110 st.
  • Fort Amsterdam, Battery park and the Custom House. Coming out of the Subway you will find the great Federal Custom House where the Fort Amsterdam used to be. Among other things in the old Fort was a the Governor's House. During the Civil War the Battery Park was naturally the scene of bustle and confusion early and late; and when the park was used as a detention camp for Southern prisoners. Custom House, various offices filtered into the nearby streets, where they are today—State Street, Battery Place and lower Broadway.
  • The New York Aquarium and the Shipping The shipping is more picturesque. There are new and stranger types of ships. War ships, merchant ships, iron ships, steel ships, wooden ships, air ships, and every known description of sailing craft dot the waters in every direction. The bustle of the harbor; the ferries to Brooklyn, Staten Island, New Jersey, excursions to Coney Island, Rockaway Beach. After a stroll along the sea wall we enter a circular-shaped building, one of the most popular in all New York, the Aquarium.
  • Ellis Island and Staten Island. The large building on the left is the Barge Office or landing stage for immigrants from Ellis Island. The ferry boat for Ellis Island also leaves here. The Municipal Ferry to Staten Island also leaves in this immediate neighborhood at the foot of Whitehall Street. The famous Sailor's Snug Harbor may be visited while at the island, and a splendid view enjoyed of the Statute of Liberty on Bedloe's Island.
  • New York Harbor and Shipping. In the New York Harbor is the great shipping section. It is one long succession of steamers, ships, piers, docks and ferries. Thousands of wagons, motor trucks and every description of moving vehicle are constantly coming and going. New York is now one of the great Ports in the world.
  • New York Harbor East River Resuming our interrupted walk, we come to the 23rd Street Ferries just above the Chelsea docks. The passenger traffic, however, now goes by the Hudson Tubes, the ferries being mostly for vehicles. There is also considerable shipping on the opposite shore of the city—the East River.
  • Bedloes Island. West, Washington and Greenwich Streets. Bedloe's Island was bought by the city from Captain Kennedy as far back as 1758.
    Governor's Island, in sight of the Battery, is now military headquarters for the Department of the East and a special permit is required to visit the island. The three streets at the west, running north from the Battery, are quite interesting; West Street, facing the river, for its immense shipping; Washington Street for its polyglot population, and Greenwich Street because of its one time splendor. The magnificent office building on Battery Place, just west of Greenwich Street, is the Whitehall Building.





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