5.0 out of 10

Beaver St, Financial District

40.7050812912606 -74.0108588954744
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5

"Loads of old buildings but not much to do."

Beaver Street is a smallish street downtown that is in honor of New York's first major export, the Beaver Pelt. At one point, this business was so expansive and successful, it nearly extinct the critters.
Beaver starts at Bowling Green. Although this may not have been where New York was actually purchased for 24 bucks from the Indians, this is the spot where most attribute that transaction. The fence surrounding it is the original fence that dates back to the late 1700's. The crowns that were ripped off the front by revolutionaries are still noticeable absent. Across the street from Bowling Green is the former Old Standard Oil Building. This is where Rockefeller and Pratt held their offices and began to slowly take over the world. The street now houses mostly administrative buildings, but it is one of the oldest streets in New York where a lot of Revolutionary marches and Protests were held.
The famous Delmonico's Restaurant was at the corner of Beaver and William. It closed in 1923 and the current Delmonico's at the site has nothing to do with the old Delmonico's. Shame they stole the name and serve sub-par food. At Beaver and Hanover is an area called Hanover Square where a lot of rich people used to live. It used to be a very fashionable area -- and by "used to" I mean at the end of the 17th century. A really rich pirate named William Kidd used to live in a mansion right here. I think that's pretty cool. Can you imagine living next to an actual Pirate? I wonder if he haunts the area . . .
There's a really cool Irish Pub called Killarney Rose at the corner of Beaver and Pearl. It's pretty quiet in these parts after dark, so the pub's never crowded, per se, but it's very old and cool. There's not a ton to do on Beaver street and it's not exactly nice, but there is so much history on the street, that I think it's pretty cool for a day excursion.
  • History
  • Crowded
  • Dead at night
  • No restaurants
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists

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