On This Day in 1658, the City Paved It's First Cobblestone Street

On December 12th, 1658, the city of New Amsterdam paved it's first road. Brouwer Straet received it's cobblestones because of complaints that horses and carriages were kicking up too much dust, making it difficult to breath and getting everything dirty. Because of the cobblestones, Brouwer Straet was later renamed to Stone Street, a name it still holds today. You can find the street deep in the Financial District.

via NY1

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