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7 Peck Slip

Peck Slip

Peck Slip
So today, Peck Slip is this sort of tarmac road here that runs all the way from Pearl Street, where those dark brown houses are, down to the East River just in front of me here. Well, it looks a little bit strange, this tarmac surface, compared to the cobblestone street surrounding it. That's because it didn't actually used to be a street at all. It used to be a slip, which was like a little canal, that led in from the East River right up to Pearl Street. So it all used to be water, this tarmac surface, and the ships would sail in here and moor all the way up to Pearl Street and unload their goods to the surrounding warehouses. If you take a look to a map of Lower Manhattan, you'll find a lot of little streets like this one leading out to the East River, and most of those would probably have been slips. But by the end of the 19th century, they were all filled in and leveled but some of them still keep their names. There's Old Slip, Coenties Slip, and of course, here we got Peck Slip.
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