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According to The Street Book: An Encyclopedia of Manhattan's Street Names and Their Origins, by Henry Moscow, Canal Street was named for, "a 40-foot-wide canal, flanked by trees and a promenade, which was dug in 1805 to drain the Collect, or Fresh Water Pond (on the site of Foley Square), into the Hudson River.

"Environmentalists opposed the canal because the Collect provided good fishing and ice skating. But precursors of Robert Moses said the pond bred mosquitos and had to go. The canal too bred mosquitos, though (and land in the area was becoming valuable), so after a decade both the canal and the muddy remains of the pond were filled in. A bridge that crossed the canal at Broadway was simply buried and incorporated into the road."

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