Walking New York

A fat lazy idiot tries to walk every street in Manhattan.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Streets You've Never Heard Of: Albany Street Edition

I have a feeling almost all of the streets I pick for the Streets You've Never Heard Of posts will come from this area. I've never heard of Albany Street in my life, and I lived in the Financial District for a summer. You can click the maps above to get a better idea of where it's at, and although there are smaller streets down there (Albany runs a few blocks), this one seemed like a good start.

Albany runs from the Esplanade along the Hudson in Battery Park City to Greenwich Street, south of the World Trade Center site.

This is the view from the sidewalk along the water facing east onto Albany. The strange ceramic Stonehenge thing didn't have a plaque anywhere that I could see.

South End is probably not that familiar a street either, but knowing West End and East End, it's not as surprising as some of the other streets down there: Thames St, Maiden Lane, Coenties Alley, Marketfield Street, etc.

The street is basically all modern, nice apartment buildings, with at least one restaurant at the intersection at South End.

I wandered into an alley behind one of the buildings to look around, and found amongst the garbage this pile of fairly impressive books. I was too afraid to take anything from such an upscale area, but anyone who's more daring might want to look on the north side of Albany Street just west of South End.


At 2:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Used to live there. The dichotomy between the water-facing apartments and 'everything else' is staggering.

At 4:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I work 2 blocks south of Albany and Greenwich at the Pussycat Lounge and find Albany from West street the easiest way to get there when driving. Cheers.

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