Old Seaport Tour (3.1-3.6)

Ep 3.1 – Water Street Rat Fights – Step 1 of Old Seaport Series

In this episode we begin a new adventure with a series exploring the old Seaport of Manhattan. This is where so much of the city’s lifeblood entered the city in the form of people, goods and capital. In this step we’ll visit the oldest remaining home in the neighborhood – built as a patrician’s home in the 1790s, a hundred years ago it became a den of vice – and rat fights!

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Ep 3.2 – Fulton Street – Step 2 of the Old Seaport Tour

In this episode we return to the question of New York’s shore and the long role water, for better and worse, has played in shaping the city. We tell the story of the East River here at the Seaport from sewage to Superstorm Sandy and everything in between. Join us!

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Ep 3.3 – South Street Oyster Tales – Part 3 of Old Seaport Series

In the third stop on our Old Seaport Series we visit the former Fulton Fish Market and South Street and remember the days of ships and oysters at the water front.

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Ep. 3.4 – John St. Opium Offices – Step Four of the Old Seaport Series

In this episode we visit the Low Shipping Offices at 167-171 John Street  – masters of the China trade, especially tea and… Opium! Learn how the Opium trade worked in New York and who got rich and how it benefited one of the city’s most prestigious universities. This is step four of the Old Seaport Series.

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Ep 3.5 – The Mystery of 211 Pearl Street – Step 5 of the Old Seaport Tour

In the fourth step of the Old Seaport Tour we stop at 211 Pearl Street. Pearl Street was once at the heart of New York’s shipping trade. One of the few remaining buildings contains a strange mystery, uncovered just before it was threatened to be torn down and replaced with a skyscraper.

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