IN OLD NEW YORK (Google eBook)

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1922
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Page 59 - Certainly if the city of New York was destined to stand on the side of a small stream such as the Seine or the Thames, a great number of ample places might be needful. But those large arms of the sea which embrace Manhattan island render its situation, in regard to health and pleasure as well as to the convenience of commerce, peculiarly felicitous.
Page 58 - One of the first objects which claimed their attention was the form and manner in which the business should be conducted; that is to say, whether they should confine themselves to rectilinear and rectangular streets, or whether they should adopt some of those supposed improvements, by circles, ovals, and stars, which certainly embellish a plan, whatever may be their effects as to convenience and utility.
Page 61 - To others it may be a subject of merriment that the Commissioners have provided space for a greater population than is collected at any spot on this side of China. They have in this respect been governed by the shape of the ground. It is not improbable that considerable numbers may be...
Page 215 - The women are handsome and agreeable; though rather more reserved than the Philadelphian ladies. Their amusements are much the same as in Pensylvania; viz. balls, and sleighing expeditions in the winter; and, in the summer, going in parties upon the water, and fishing; or making excursions into the country.
Page 129 - A few gentlemen may be accommodated with board and lodging at this pleasant and healthy situation, a few doors from the State Prison. The Greenwich stage passes from this to the Federal Hall and returns five times a day.
Page 104 - The inscription is as follows :" Sacred to the memory of Sir Peter Warren, Knight of " the Bath, Vice-Admiral of the Red Squadron of the British " Fleet, and Member of Parliament for the city and liberty of " Westminster. He derived his descent from an ancient family " in Ireland ; his fame and honours from his virtues and abilities.
Page 59 - In considering that subject they could not but bear in mind that a city is to be composed principally of the habitations of men, and that straight- sided and right-angled houses are the most cheap to build and the most convenient to live in.
Page 106 - Ordered : That a straight line be drawn from the south corner of the house of Mr. Augustus Jay, now in the occupation of Peter Warren...
Page 59 - Thames, a great number of ample places might be needful. But those large arms of the sea which embrace Manhattan island render its situation, in regard to health and pleasure as well as to the convenience of commerce, peculiarly felicitous. When, therefore, from the same causes the...
Page 215 - Thirty or forty gentlemen and ladies meet and dine together, drink tea in the afternoon, fish and amuse themselves till evening, and then return home in Italian chaises, (the fashionable carriage in this and most parts of America, Virginia excepted, where they make use only of coaches, and these commonly drawn by six horses), a gentleman and lady in each chaise.

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