Pearl Street paved with oyster shells

Pearl Street paved with oyster shells

Pearl Street paved with oyster shells
Pearl Street paved with oyster shells

The oldest street in Manhattan is Pearl Street, which is named after crushed oyster shells. In the 17th century, New York City is now a seafront with oyster farms everywhere. Until the 19th century, after the expansion of New York City, there were many oysters, and you could buy oysters from the street.


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