Where in (not) Tribeca?

There seem to be a lot of nautical themes in this neck of the woods, though this quirky one also includes a native Westsider: the seahorse. (Though these guys look especially fierce.)



  1. Hi Pam, this is located on 74 Wall Street and a beautiful building arch at that! Love the carvings on this building. regards, Sonia Stock &Joseph Altman

  2. Hi Pam, this is located at 74 Wall Street the original Seaman’s Bank building. The arch of this building is magnificent! with regards, Sonia Stock & Joseph Altman

    • Right again!!
      Agreed about arch.

      • Nautical themes are not at all surprising, giving lower Manhattan’s nautical heritage. Melville’s novel Moby-Dick actually begins right here, with Ishmael, who says:
        Right and left, the streets take you waterward. Its extreme down-town is the battery, where that noble mole is washed by waves, and cooled by breezes, which a few hours previous were out of sight of land. Look at the crowds of water-gazers there. Circumambulate the city of a dreamy Sabbath afternoon. Go from Corlears Hook to Coenties Slip, and from thence, by Whitehall northward. What do you see?–Posted like silent sentinels all around the town, stand thousands upon thousands of mortal men fixed in ocean reveries. Some leaning against the spiles; some seated upon the pier-heads; some looking over the bulwarks glasses! of ships from China; some high aloft in the rigging, as if striving to get a still better seaward peep. But these are all landsmen; of week days pent up in lath and plaster–tied to counters, nailed to benches, clinched to desks. How then is this? Are the green fields gone? What do they here? But look! here come more crowds, pacing straight for the water, and seemingly bound for a dive. Strange! Nothing will content them but the extremest limit of the land; loitering under the shady lee of yonder warehouses will not suffice. No. They must get just as nigh the water as they possibly can without falling in.