Thursday, May 12, 2011

Bowling Green: Iconic Images Of The Southern Tip Of NYC

Bowling Green, at the foot of Broadway in Lower Manhattan, is the oldest public park in New York City, built in 1733. At its northern end is the Charging Bull sculpture, at the south is the Alexander Graham Custom House, which now hosts the happy New York branch of the Smithsonian Institute and NYC's less jolly Bankruptcy Court.

Wednesday I took a stroll down to the tip of the island, and captured a few of the iconic images in and around Bowling Green, which is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
Alexander Graham U.S. Custom House, completed 1907.
1 Broadway, former office building formerly known as United States Lines-Panama Pacific Lines Building, completed 1884. (Today, Citibank and an attorney practice.)
26 Broadway, the majestic, novel Standard Oil Company Building, completed 1928.
Charging Bull, 7,100 pounds of bronze muscle, installed 1989.
And of course, how could we forget Wall Street icon SpongeBob Squarepants, who first aired on Nickelodeon in 1999.