The Financial District is located at the southern tip of the borough of Manhattan in NYC, which comprises the offices and headquarters of many of the city's major financial institutions, including the New York Stock Exchange and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Anchored on Wall Street, NYC has been called the leading financial center of the world.
Westfield World Trade Center located at the WTC complex, is the largest shopping center in Manhattan with 150 retail stores and dining places which opened in 2016.
Westfield World Trade Center -The Oculus
Since the WTC Transportation Hub connected PATH trains to the NYC Subway system, the area has become convenient for commuting not only for professionals who works on Wall Street, but also for people who come for shopping.
Brookfield Place is the height of luxury shopping, dining and cultural arts in downtown Manhattan. It is also the home of international fashion houses. There are a lot of foreign buyers who choose to live in the new luxury condos in the neighborhood for the convenience and the ocean view.
Wall Street surroundings
During the 1990s, a lot of office buildings in this area transformed into luxury residential buildings. With the new WTC Transportation Hub and Brookfield Place, the Financial District has become a popular tourist destination.
Brookfield Place is located along the Hudson River waterfront and home to international fashion houses. Many professionals enjoy various dining options at Hudson Eats, a collection of 14 chef-driven eateries; Le District, a French-inspired marketplace; and eight restaurants.
The World Trade Center Transportation Hub is famous for the architecture design of "Oculus", which shows a dove with clipped wings adjacent to the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum. The building was designed by internationally acclaimed architect, Santiago Calatrava. Under the Hub, Westfield World Trade Center is a popular underground shopping mall.
Century 21 is a famous department store located near the WTC and is popular among tourists and locals.
Other famous tourist attractions include the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and the Federal Hall which was the first capitol building of the United States and the site of George Washington’s inauguration as the first.
New York Stock Exchange
Stone Street is a small street in the Financial District. The cluster of historic buildings along Stone, South William, Pearl Streets and Coenties Alley forms the Stone Street Historic District. It is a pedestrian only area close to Wall Street, with many restaurants and bars where people enjoy outdoor dining and after work drinks.
The upscale French food hall, Le District, and a modern food court, Hudson Eats, located at Brookfield Place is a new popular dining spots in the area.
The WTC Transportation Hub was designed to connect the New York City Subway system and the PATH train, and to facilitate a below ground east-west passageway that connects to various way of transportation in Lower Manhattan, from the Fulton Center to the Battery Park City Ferry Terminal. There is also a ferry service that stops at Battery Park to Governor Island, Staten Island, and Liberty Island, and others.
Subway: E to WTC | R to Cortland St. | 4,5 to Bowling Green | 4,5 to Wall St. | R to Rector | 1 to Rector | R to City Hall | 2,3 to Park Pl. | 4,5,6 to Brooklyn Bridge | 4,5 to Fulton | A,C,J,Z to Fulton | 2,3,4,5 to Fulton | J,Z to Broad St. | 2,3,4,5 to Wall St. | R to Whitehall St.
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