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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If you are in New York and would like to do these steps on your own this episode’s step and the other ones in this series can serve as an audio guide for you as gift from us.  Here is a handy map of the tour you can use in your smart phone/tablet or print it out as you like: