Exploring DowntownBefore the income tax was invented, the duty levied on imported goods financed almost the entire cost of America's federal government - and as much as 80 per cent of that duty came through the Port of New York, making the New York Custom House a major national financial power. That's why Customs could build the sumptuous, Beaux-Arts masterpiece that majestically anchors the vista at the foot of Broadway. Cass Gilbert's extraordinary monument is laced with symbols of international trade from Mercury, god of commerce, to Daniel Chester French's huge, allegorical statues of, from left to right, Asia, America, Europe and Africa.
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 583296 N 4506438|
|Decimal Degrees||40.70465000, -74.01396667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 42.279', W 74° 0.838'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 42' 16.74" N, 74° 0' 50.28" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||212, 917, 646, 516, 347,|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1 Bowling Green, New York NY 10004, US|
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