New York City is not an old city. Certainly not by European standards. But even by American standards, New York has always been a place where it was deemed okay to tear down the old and replace it with something new. So it is true that we just don't have that many buildings that date back before 1900.
However one place where we do have some older buildings is at the southern tip of Manhattan in the financial district. This is also an area that has been built and rebuilt over and over again. As a result you get some striking views of old and new buildings, Here are some of my favorites.
|S William Street|
|Looking west from Old Slip|
|Looking South along Water Street|
|Looking at 48 Water Street|
|Looking South from the corner of Fulton and Front Streets|
|1 World Trade Center|
I am ending with with a look at the Financial Districts Most iconic and one of its newest towers - 1 World Trade Center. This look is down the length of Fulton Street from William Street. I think that this picture gives a nice mix of the old and new that you see throughout the financial district. So choose a nice day, and come downtown and walk around. There is a lot to see.
Getting There: Most of the subways in NYC go through the financial district, but the stops that are closest to these stops are: Fulton St. (2,3,4,5,A,C,J,M); Wall Street (2,3)