About the NeighborhoodAnchored by the glistening new Freedom Tower, the Financial District is known for the obvious. But the area's finance guys have recently gained some nice new neighbors: as media companies including Condé Nast have moved downtown, the likes of Brooks Brothers, Ferragamo and Tiffany have also opened up shops. This new jumble of writers, clotheshorses and bankers might have their differences, but they can agree on the Financial District’s exceptional views: a bunch of skyscrapers in the foreground, and Lady Liberty in Atlantic Ocean beyond.
“I would give the greatest sunset in the world for one sight of New York's skyline. The shapes and the thought that made them. The sky over New York and the will of man made visible.”
Set sail on the South Street Seaport Museum’s 1885-era schooner.
Take the East River Ferry from Wall Street to Dumbo's Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Bowling Green Park’s bronze charging bull is a Wall Street icon.
At 1,776 feet, One World Trade Center is the Western Hemisphere’s tallest building.
The seafood is super fresh at La Poissonnerie in the Le District market.
At 11 Wall Street, the NYSE trades around $169 billion a day.
Despite its outsized reputation, Wall Street is only 0.7 miles long.
More than 35% of the city’s income comes from financial services.
The South Street Seaport Museum charts New York’s port-city history.
Downtown’s boating options include a ferry to almost-empty Governors Island.