Designated June 28, 1977
The Fulton Ferry historic district has a long history. A ferry service between Brooklyn and New York had begun here in the mid-17th century. The old Ferry Road was renamed Fulton Street in 1814, in honor of Robert Fulton, now know as Cadman Plaza West.
The neighborhood developed in stages as an industrial and residential, and then commercial. The streets were widened in 1835 due to the increased population, which allowed for great commercial growth. Possibly the oldest surviving office building in the City, The Long Island Insurance Company building built in 1834, is located in the district.
STATUS Designated Historic District
Fulton Ferry has a long history. A ferry service between Brooklyn and New York had begun here in themid-17th century. The old Ferry Road was renamed Fulton Street in 1814, in honor of Robert Fulton, now know as Cadman Plaza West. The neighborhood developed in...Explore the Neighborhood >
“I don’t know what the City would be without HDC. [They] testified before LPC time after time and helped us focus on the right issues. We would not be an historic district without HDC! ”
Doreen Gallo: DUMBO Neighborhood Alliance
“Use HDC as a resource because they know what they are doing and can offer advice on how to go about creating a district from every front: architectural, political, LPC, and the media. I had floundered prior to my involvement with this invaluable organization.”
Fern Luskin: Lamartine Place Historic District; Friends of Lamartine Place & Gibbons Underground Railroad Site
“HDC provided guidance and shared information during that process—we knew which Council members were going one way or another and we changed a few minds. I don’t think NoHo would have had as cohesive a district had it not been for HDC’s aid.”
Zella Jones: NoHo Historic District; NoHo East; and NoHo Extension
“I remember Richard saying at a meeting, we have someone here from HDC, Nadezhda Williams, Director of Preservation and Research, to help us. She said to us, ‘You are not the only ones going through this.’ HDC included us in an enormous community”
Erika Petersen: West End Preservation Society