Book Talk: How the Fulton Fish Market Shaped America

11/02/2022 in
Book Talk: How the Fulton Fish Market Shaped America

The Fulton Fish Market was at one point the most important fish market on the entire East coast. It handled great quantities of fish, loaded right off the fishing boats fresh from the Atlantic Ocean, hoisted into huge troughs of ice, waiting to feed the denizens of New York City and beyond. 

The market moved from its Lower Manhattan location near the Brooklyn Bridge to the Bronx in 2005, but memories of its tenure and significance to the neighborhood remain strong. Find out all about it at a launch party for author Jonathan H. Rees’s new book, Fulton Fish Market: A History on November 15 at the South Street Seaport Museum. 

Attendees will dive into the research Rees conducted for the book with the help of the museum, along with slides and stories of the history of the market. You’ll learn about the founding of the market in 1822, to its relocation to Hunt’s Point in 2005. Rees will share how the market shaped not just American cuisine but also commerce, culture and technology. 

The event is free, but advanced registration is required. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

photo: South Street Seaport Museum

Tags: fulton fish market, South Street Seaport Museum

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