Tuesday, August 05, 2008

NUEVA STREET IN BINONDO


Originally named Calle Duque, it was changed to Nueva, meaning "new" in Spanish as the street was newly built in 1863 to ease the traffic congestion on Quintin Paredes Street (formerly Rosario) caused by the repair work on Puente de España (now Jones Bridge) after it was damaged by an earthquake.

Nueva was then renamed
Yuchengco Street after Enrique Yuchengco, Philippine Permanent Representative to the United Nations and an incredibly rich businessman who founded the Yuchengco Group of Companies based in Makati City.

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On Plaza Moraga in Binondo

Plaza Calderon de la Barca in Binondo

The Bridge, The River & The Youth of Manila




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posted by Señor Enrique at 8:30 AM


8 Comments:

Anonymous bertN said...

Mayroon na palang "istambay" nuong araw LOL.

August 05, 2008 11:55 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Either mga istambay sila, bertN, o mga "fixer" ... hehehe!

August 05, 2008 12:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

O kaya mga construction workers sa ginagawang LRT. :D

August 05, 2008 1:35 PM  

Blogger NOYPETES said...

Yan ang mga tunay na "KANTO BOYS".

Naghihintay ng aksiyon sa kanto, mga walang magawa sa oras nila. Sa Pilipinas, pag may hinhanap ka o naliligaw ka, magtanong ka lang sa kanto at sigurado makikita mo ang hinhanap mong tao o bahay sa lugar na yon. Minsan, ma-papainom ka pa pag may nagla-lasingan!

August 06, 2008 4:28 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

This was the corner of Escolta and Nueva; thus, way too far from Avenida's LRT, Anonymous.

August 06, 2008 6:34 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Lol ... pero, Pete, ingat sa pagtanong sa mga tambay kasi kung minsan ituturo ka sa maling direksiyon. Kung may inuman naman, mamaya magkahulihan, sabit ka pa ... hehehe.

August 06, 2008 6:37 AM  

Blogger reyd said...

I'll still call that street Nueva or Calle Nueva no matter what. LOL
Calles (Nueva, Rosario and Sto. Cristo) during the early times has more Chinese establishment than Ongpin(formerly Sacrista). Mas Chinese sounding lang siguro ang Ongpin kaya naging prominent Chinatown street ito ng Manila during the commonwealth days.
Inabutan ko pa ata yang mga kanto boys na yan sa Rosario, most of them are cargadors of textile stores and other merchandises.
May father used to work in Rosario, kaya madalas kaming pumupunta sa opisina niya when I was still young and most of my sibling's god-parents has businesses along Binondo area.
Nilalakad ko lang yan Calle Nueva from Recto/Ilaya to get something to eat from Tasty's or Sincerity. :D

August 06, 2008 9:04 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Ako din, Reyd, nilalakad ko lang mula Binondo Church hanggang sa University Belt area. Nakakaaliw namang lakarin kasi malinis ang mga kalye at madami ding nakikitang mga paninda sa mga nadadaana.

Noong bata ako, ang mga tambay na nakikita ko madalas ay sa may tapat ng Banco Filipino sa may Sta. Cruz Church, mga fixer daw yung mga yun.

Sana hindi nila pinalitan ang pangalan ng Nueva, Rosario at Sacrista. Binigyan na lamang sana nila ng plza si Ongpin.

August 07, 2008 8:16 AM  

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