Stone Street Historic District

Stone Street Historic District

Stone Street Historic District
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This cobblestoned street is a designated historic district.
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Neighborhood: Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
How to get there
  • Whitehall St – South Ferry • 4 min walk
  • Broad St • 4 min walk
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  • P F B
    Edison, New Jersey1,661 contributions
    It's OK
    This is a very short street of old historic brick building hiding among the skyscrapers of lower Manhattan. The buildings house mostly bars and restaurants and is not a far walk from Wall Street and the NYSE. Worth the walk, especially since there is no vehicle traffic.
    Visited January 2020
    Written January 25, 2020
  • BrakiWorldTraveler
    Belgrade, Serbia17,509 contributions
    NYC's Old Town
    No matter how it sounds crazy, this is the oldest part of this world megapolis, from where it all began. The almost only cobbled streets in NYC you'll find here. It was pretty close to our hotel in downtown Manhattan so we visited several times. During the day it's pretty boring and deserted, while it comes alive at night with many bars and small restaurants.
    Visited May 2022
    Written June 23, 2022
  • Y T
    New Jersey60 contributions
    Had to pay a visit to the oldest part of Manhattan!
    It's a tiny section with just a few streets but it was worth the visit. I specially loved Stone St. because it still has cobblestone and old buildings that remind you of Europe. I'm glad the city still preserved this relic.
    Visited December 2019
    Traveled with family
    Written January 17, 2020
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Lolly’s Look
New York City, NY12,817 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Stone street is a historic street downtown with cobblestone streets. The restaurants, pubs and bars have some history. You can bar hop without walking too far.
Written February 21, 2020
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TourGuideTom2014
New York City, NY17 contributions
Jan 2015 • Solo
Although it might sound like a cliche, it is literally true that Stone Street Historic District has something for everyone! Apart from being a unique and integral part of Downtown History, in very close proximity to Fraunces Tavern and walking distance to all the important Downtown Financial District sites and a lot of 19th century NYC architecture and the very first paved street in NYC ("Stone" Street) - etc. etc. - apart from all that, my main attraction is the very good food options available, all right next door to each other. Good food and drink: YES Dining "al fresco" weather permitting: YES --- BUT, my personal favorite is a very fine French cafe called, appropriately enough: "FINANCIER" It's got great pastry and good lunch options too. Did I mention GREAT French pastry? Go there!
Written January 21, 2015
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Rangers1
Cape May, NJ21 contributions
Jul 2011 • Couples
If you want to have a great eating and drinking experience by Wall Street in NYC this is the place,,,The street is one block long blocked off from traffic and filled with tables, benches and wonderful restaurants and bars.
We had a great flight of local beers and lobster roll sandwich...Come hang out with the locals in one of the most historic parts of New York and most interesting. Blocks from South Street Seaport, World Trade Center, Battery Park, Staten Island Ferry
Written July 29, 2011
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SalsaJoe
Tucson, AZ156 contributions
Jul 2011 • Couples
On one of our previous visits to NYC we picked up a brochure on things to do in and around the Wall Street area. In the brochure was a photo taken at night of people dining at tables along a cobblestone street. The scene in the photo looked so much like dining outside a romantic European neighborhood. Diners enjoying food and drinks not just on the sidewalk but right in the middle of the street. The brochure didn't say where this place was or what it's all about so I decided to do a little research on the area so that we could explore on our next trip to NYC. This July, my wife and I returned for the third time to NYC. With information and directions I had found on the internet, we went exploring the Stone Street area. Stone street is a very old cobblestone road in the NYC downtown Financial District about halfway between Wall Street and the South Ferry Building and 3 blocks east of Wall Streets charging bull statue. I won't bore you with the history of Stone Street, but, if your thirsty and hungry and looking for a place to people watch this is definitely the place to visit. Stone street is only a few blocks long and is closed off to auto traffic. The street is shared by a variety of restaurants with a variety of cuisines, e.g. Mexican, Tavern food, Italian, etc. This looks like the place where the Wall Street workers come to meet and enjoy Happy Hour. This is a place where you share a large picnic table with friends and enjoy the atmosphere. Stone Street is also one of NYC's best places to people watch. As we were finishing dinner my wife turned to me and said "How are you going to top this?" and it was only our first night in the city. We had a couple of appetizers with wine and beer at the Stone Street Tavern. The food was good and the service was friendly. It is hard to choose where to eat because you have so many choices. We would definitely go back! If you are in NYC, make it a point to check this area out, you will not be disappointed.
Written July 28, 2011
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Charming_Karl
Charleston, SC1,493 contributions
Apr 2013 • Couples
As I told my wife repeatedly when we were walking through the Financial District last weekend, so much of the downtown area has been torn down and rebuilt over and over again, that little of what the area must have looked like in previous centuries survives. Luckily, there are some pockets of preserved architecture here and there. Stone Street Historic District is one of them. It's a bit touristy, with some nice pubs and such for visitors to eat in. But after walking through the antiseptic wall street area, it is nice to see something from another era, with some color and character to it.
Written April 18, 2013
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robcurtross
New York City, NY14,583 contributions
Nov 2017 • Solo
As a Big Apple Greeter, I'm always on the lookout for interesting small treasures in the City. This is one in the financial district that I walked through earlier this month.

This narrow cobblestone street in the heart of the Financial District was the first street paved with stone in the city, back when it was a small Dutch farming and trading colony called New Amsterdam. It was originally paved in 1658, when Wall Street was still a wooden wall built as a protective barrier at the northern edge of New Amsterdam.

Restored and repaved in the 1990s and became a Historic District in 1996.

Charming old street, flanked by restored lofts and warehouses from the late 1830s, is one of the best dining destinations in Downtown Manhattan.

I enjoyed this small bit of old Manhattan, and am looking forward to my next group of guests who would like to visit the financial district.



The whole vibe feels very European and helps you forget that you are on Manhattan island, better known for noisy traffic and countless skyscrapers than old-world charm.
Written December 26, 2017
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NeverStopExplor... X
Saint Paul, MN129 contributions
Apr 2016 • Friends
I wouldn't really call this an 'attraction.' More of a small 'area' where some of the original NY buildings still exist. If u are going for a few blocks of history u will enjoy the storefronts. If u are going for streets filled w people eating n drinking n twinkling lights, like in many of the pics, you will only get that on a warm, dry, evening.
Written April 14, 2016
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JC13850
Vestal, NY7 contributions
Aug 2013 • Friends
Stone St. is the place to be for fun, food and drink. The area has a lot of historic buildings still used as pubs and bars. Some are still hotels. It's great to walk around and see how things used to be. Also the food is great. Coffee shops in the morning and dinner in the afternoon. You can't beat it.
Written September 5, 2013
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JoannaJoySeetoo
San Diego and New York City48 contributions
Jul 2012 • Friends
Stone St. is a perfect place to meet friends after work or for brunch on the weekends if you're in the Financial District. With its cobblestone streets and outdoor seating you can socialize in a European style atmosphere. There are plenty of choices of bars and restaurants for you to choose from and they all open up to the outdoor seating. It doesn't look like anywhere else in the city so its worth the visit especially when the weather is nice.
Written August 21, 2012
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SmallGirlInABigWorld
Bayonne, NJ125 contributions
Jul 2017 • Friends
Stone street is one of the oldest streets in NY and still has cobblestones. There are tons of bars and restaurants the line both sides of the street and cater to any flavor. My favorites are Ulysses and the Dubliner, it just about everywhere has good food and decent wine or beer lists. Even if you don't stay for a meal, it's worth walking down this pedestrian only street to experience a taste of historic NY. It's just a couple of blocks from Battery Park and Wall Street.
Written July 16, 2017
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