An evening shot of Nassau Street in downtown Manhattan. Today it's filled with modern coffee shops and chain stores but it's been home to a varied historical past. The street itself was named in 1696 for the Dutch Prince William of Nassau who would eventually become England's King William III. In the early 1700s the city's first likely regular playhouse, the New Theater, was located on this street. This particular vantage point is very close to the original New York Times headquarters of the the mid 1800s. In the 1930s, this was the location of the city's Stamp District, where stamps were being traded at a time when the traditional stock market was doing so poorly.

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