Stone Street is a short street in the Financial District of Manhattan.
One of New York’s oldest streets. It was originally known by its Dutch name, Hoogh Straet.
The eastern portion of the street and the surrounding buildings have been protected since 1996 by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission as the Stone Street Historic District, and is pedestrian-only.
It was originally paved in 1658, when Wall Street was still a wooden wall built as a protective barrier at the northern edge of New Amsterdam.
The whole vibe feels very European and helps you forget that you are on Manhattan island, better known for noisy traffic and countless skyscrapers than old-world charm.