Staple Street

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Staple Street is a narrow two block long street that runs between Harrison and Duane Street in the Tribeca area of Manhattan.  It is easily recognized by the pedestrian skyway that was built in 1907 to connect New York Hospital’s clinic on the east side with a stable and laundry on the other. If  you happen to be in the Tribeca area, check out this really wonderful little street.

Below is a close up view of the skyway from the front and back.

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A building on the corner of Staple Street with a wonderful awning throwing shadows across the door.

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Catching a reflection of buildings on Staple Street in a puddle left over from the rain.

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The next two photographs capture the fire escapes throwing these wonderful shadows along the walls of Staple Street.

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It wouldn’t be a great street without graffiti.

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10 thoughts on “Staple Street

  1. Wow really stark. You can imagine this on a bleakday when the footbridge was in use to get to the stables and the laundry. I can’t believe the footbridge is still there after all these years, what with urban renewal and all.

  2. Great shots and thank you for the history lesson. I always wonder about the old architecture in the city and that little skyway is always at the top of my list.

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