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Encyclopedia > Nassau Street (Manhattan)

Nassau Street is a street in the Financial District of the New York City borough of Manhattan, located near Pace University and New York City Hall. It starts at Wall Street and runs north to Frankfort Street at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, running one block east of Broadway and Park Row, which once housed many of the city's newspapers. A view up Broad Street in the Financial District in Manhattan The Financial District is the neighborhood in New York City on the southernmost section of the island of Manhattan which comprises the offices and headquarters of many of the citys major financial institutions, including the New York Stock... New York, NY redirects here. ... The Five Boroughs of New York City: 1: Manhattan 2: Brooklyn 3: Queens 4: Bronx 5: Staten Island In New York City, a borough is a unique form of government used to administer the five constituent counties that make up the city; it differs significantly from other borough forms of... Manhattan is a borough of New York City, USA, coterminous with New York County. ... Pace University See also: Pace University High School Pace University is a private, co-educational and comprehensive multi-campus university with campuses in New York City and Westchester County in the U.S. State of New York. ... ... Elaborate marble facade of NYSE as seen from the intersection of Broad and Wall Streets For other uses, see Wall Street (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Brooklyn Bridge (disambiguation). ... A view of Broadway in 1909 Broadway, as the name implies, is a wide avenue in New York City, and is the oldest north-south main thoroughfare in the city, dating to the first New Amsterdam settlement. ... Park Row, circa 1900 Park Row is a street located in Lower Manhattan; during the late 1800s, it was nicknamed Newspaper Row due to most of New York Citys Newspapers located on the street. ...


In the 1920's, stamp collecting became very popular and Nassau Street was the center of New York City's "Stamp District", with dozens of stamp and coin dealers along it's short length. With the decline of the hobby and the dispersal of most dealers in the 1970's, a process that accelerated due to the internet, it no longer holds this character.[1] A small thematic collection of stamps featuring birds Stamp collecting is the collecting of postage stamps and related objects, such as covers (envelopes or packages with stamps on them). ...


Nassau Street was also the title of a book written in the 1960's that described the golden age of the stamp collecting industry.


See also

-Words of the song Ann Street by Charles Ives. ...

References

  1. ^ About Subway Stamp Shop, accessed December 4, 2006

 
 

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