Tuesday, June 07, 2005
"Just a historical note: The Water Gate was a real place in New Amsterdam (now NYC) and it opened at sunrise and closed at dusk in the 'timber wall' that became 'Wall Street'. The English opened a warehouse just to the north of it, where the first ferry went to Brooklyn too, after purchasing, the marshal's (Du Troix) property and orchard. It was opened as the 'Allerton Warehouse' by a Puritan of the Plymouth Colony, coming over on the Mayflower with the Presbyterians, Pilgrims and others, and who create trade between Maine, NY and had a house in New Haven, Connecticut where Isaac Allerton's remains are in the cemetery maintained by Yale University. Anyway the neighborhood became a great place for hardware and leather (FDR's kin) in the 17th and 18th century. Posted by: George Myers, Jr. at May 31, 2005 07:26 PM"