Maiden Lane is an east-west facing street in the Financial District of the New York City borough of Manhattan. In the east it terminates at South Street, near the South Street Seaport. In the west it ends at Broadway, near the World Trade Center site. The name Maiden Lane is believed to have originated with the street’s use as New Amsterdam’s clothes-washing center. Historically this was the site of a freshwater stream where young maidens did their laundry.
90-94 Maiden Lane is one of the few mid-19th century commercial structures still standing in the Financial District. Built for Roosevelt & Son, this building has a cast-iron front. Other notable buildings on Maiden Lane include the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Wall & Hanover Building, and Our Lady of Victory Church. Maiden Lane provides a selection of office space for rent, many of which are used by financial entities due to its proximity to the Financial District. Maiden Lane also boasts several floral shops, and is home to the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
Entertainment And Dining Out
The Louise Nevelson Plaza on Maiden Lane was one of the first plazas in New York City to honor a woman and the first to honor an artist. There are benches in the park and metal sculptures to enjoy. For a taste of England you can get shepherd’s pie or fish & chips at Jim Brady’s Restaurant . Toloache Taqueria offers braised brisket, fantastic tacos, and Mexican chocolate desserts.
The Downtown Connection is a convenient way to explore Downtown’s businesses, shops, restaurants, and attractions. This free service runs daily, 7 days a week (except major holidays), from 10am - 7:30pm. Three major airports serve New York City; these are John F Kennedy and LaGuardia in Queens, and Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey.