New York is a city of cities, with each borough and neighborhood containing an eclectic and unique vibe that’s all its own.
Manhattan real estate broker Platinum Properties is here with go-to guides on each neighborhood so that after your search for a new apartment, you’ll know just where to go in your new section of the city.
Featured here is the Financial District, where Platinum got its own start on Wall Street.
WHERE TO: Buy groceries.
Zeytuna, 59 Maiden Lane
This two-level grocer and food court has everything you need. Grab all the ingredients for a gourmet meal from their wide selection of produce, dairy, meats, and fish or have one prepared for you at their full-service or self-service world cuisine restaurant.
Jubilee Marketplace, 99 John Street
If you only eat organic, have a sophisticated international gourmet taste palette, or just like to cook with a wide array of good-quality ingredients, Jubilee Marketplace is your new grocer. Bonus: it’s open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
WHERE TO: Enjoy the weather.
Zuccotti Park, Liberty Street
Now famed for being the hub of the Occupy Wall Street movement, Financial District locals and tourists alike flock this square for a dose of popular history, a bite from the nearby food trucks, and a well-deserved break from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Elevated Acre, 55 Water Street
The Elevated Acre is the Financial District’s best kept secret. An escalator tucked between two office buildings takes you to a beautiful open plaza, where you can sunbathe, take your lunch break, and enjoy the city’s views. The space can also be rented for private events.
WHERE TO: Go shopping.
South Street Seaport, Fulton and South Streets
Although the South Street Seaport is typically swarming with tourists, it’s for good reason. An eclectic variety of pop-up shops, souvenir stores and tasty restaurants makes this a great place to spend an afternoon. Stay tuned for Pier 17’s upcoming renovation, when a wider selection of upscale shops will be added to the mix.
Century 21, 22 Cortlandt Street
If you’re looking to do some serious shopping, Century 21 is the place to find the best bargains and discounts on quality and designer apparel. Be advised: its great deals attract quite the crowd, so prepare for close shopping quarters!
WHERE TO: Eat dinner.
Merchants River House, 375 South End Avenue
Have a scenic dinner at Merchants River House, which has an abundance of outdoor seating and a spectacular view of the Statue of Liberty.
Adrienne’s Pizzabar, 54 Stone Street
Known for their drool-worthy rectangular slices, Adrienne’s undoubtedly has the best pizza in the Financial District.
Terri, 100 Maiden Lane
For the vegetarians, vegans, and health-conscious of FiDi, Terri has you covered. With a location also in Chelsea, Terri strives to make healthy vegan fare as readily available as other fast food options.
WHERE TO: Grab a drink.
Ulysses Folk House, 95 Pearl Street
Join the business crowd of Wall Street for after-work drinks at Ulysses’ popular happy hour.
Bar Seven Five, 75 Wall Street
Bar Seven Five is a perfect balance of modern and classic with its sleek minimalist design and old school cocktail menu. Enjoy a night out in their open lounge space.
Pasanella and Son Vintners, 115 South Street
If you’d rather have a dinner party than a night out, pick up a bottle from this vintner’s impressive collection of handpicked wines. When the weather is nice, attend one of their weekly tastings in their tasting room and private garden.
If you’re looking to join those who have chosen to call the Financial District home, drop by Platinum’s FiDi office at 30 Wall Street or call 212-825-0050 to connect with agents well-versed in the area.
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