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December 8, 2005

What Lies Beneath Us


Contractors discovered a 300-year old wall while digging a tunnel in Battery Park that could perhaps be part of the original gun battery. The wall could date as far back as 1700. Also found, according to the Daily News, was a half-penny from 1744 and a number of pipe stems (I guess some things do not change).

And to think that I was excited about finding the above dollar pasted on the Prince Street subway station wall.

Also, a more lengthy, detailed article from the NYTimes: Found: Old Wall in New York, and It's Blocking the Subway

Posted by callalillie at December 8, 2005 9:11 AM | City Life , History


As soon as I heard the news about the wall, I thought, callalillie is going to be through the roof!

Posted by: matt at December 8, 2005 9:41 AM

or finding a way to visit it!

Posted by: corie at December 8, 2005 9:42 AM

Hey Callalillie -
I found my way to your blog through a friend of a friend's and now check it everyday because of your lovely pictures of Brooklyn and the funny bus stories. I actually ride the same bus but from Greenpoint. I now wonder if I'll come across the nailcutting woman. Ew...

Anyway, love your blog,cheers!

Posted by: Manuchao at December 8, 2005 9:51 AM

Ha, I thought the same thing as Matt. Actually, I was halfway through the article (it's open on the other tab of my browser) and thought of you, but of course you've seen it already. :)

Posted by: yp at December 8, 2005 10:01 AM

Cool find. Guess who is going to Prince Street this weekend?

Posted by: pantrygirl at December 8, 2005 9:26 PM

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