It’s official: the Financial District has become one of Manhattan’s most desirable residential neighborhoods. It makes sense, then, that Brookfield Place, a beautiful and modern luxury mall, just opened at 230 Vesey St. Here are the top 5 things Platinum Properties is most excited about with this shiny new addition to the neighborhood:
1. The Shopping
Every mall is only as good as its stores, and Brookfield Place far from disappoints. With brands like Michael Kors, Tory Burch, and Gucci already proud tenants and high-end names such as Salvatore Ferragamo, Burberry, and Hermès set to open soon, Brookfield Place is the go-to destination for every outfit of any occasion.
2. The Dining
The dining experience at Brookfield Place is unlike any other. All of the city’s best restaurants are in one place: the popular Dig Inn seasonal market, the famous all-natural barbeque of Mighty Quinn’s, the mouthwatering Umami Burger, the much-loved cupcakes at Sprinkles, and many other Manhattan foodie faves. Also keep an eye out for Le District, an Eataly-esque food hall that promises authentically delicious French cuisine.
3. The Architecture
Brookfield Place’s new design comes from the original architects of the World Financial Center, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. The team aimed to construct an abstract, expressive, and brightly painted building to showcase the sleek, modern, and forward-moving atmosphere of the neighborhood, and they delivered. The entry pavilion, with its beautiful basket columns and glass curtain wall, recently won a national architecture and engineering award from the American Institute of Steel Construction.
4. The Winter Garden
The name is ironic, of course, as this garden houses palm trees and a variety of other plants and flowers you don’t commonly find in New York City. The atrium was originally constructed in 1988 and rebuilt in 2002 after the 9/11 attacks. A FiDi staple, it continues to serve as a venue for art exhibits, music, and shows, as well as hosting movie screenings during the TriBeCa Film Festival.
5. The Location
This mecca for swanky shopping couldn’t have found a better home in the heart of the Financial District. Located in the shadow of One World Trade Center and easily accessible through eight main subway lines and the PATH train, it’s only a matter of time before Brookfield Place becomes the biggest hotspot of downtown Manhattan. Bonus: it’s mere steps away from the Platinum Properties Wall Street offices!
Eager to be one of the many Manhattanites relocating to the hottest neighborhood in the city? Give one of Platinum’s friendly and professional real estate agents a call to find you a luxury apartment near the brand new Brookfield Place.