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Pier 15

Pier 15
It became a real bustling seaport here in the 1830s. If you looked out to the harbor on Sundays, you could find over a thousand boats there, all waiting to come into South Street seaport to unload their goods. Back in those days, over 50% of the imported goods of the United States passed through New York City. But if you look to the harbor today, you can see maybe four or five boats here and that's all. That's because in the 1920s, the New York and New Jersey Port Authorities merged and they created a huge new container port far away from Manhattan Island. So by the mid-1900s, pretty much all the commercial shipping had died away here, and all the passenger shipping as well. It was then that it had all been overtaken by air travel.
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