I recently saw in a book a painting by William J. Bennett, called "Packet Row", showing a part of the harbor district in New York in 1828. In the caption of the picture mentioned that at that time, the major import and export companies had their offices in "Packet Row" in South Street along the East River. However, googling the term "Packet Row" does not give much information. Does anyone here know anything about this "Packet Row"? Has anyone even heard about it? Or does anyone know any place I can find more information about this?