More than Just Office Buildings
The Financial District, also known as FiDi, is one of the most historic neighborhoods in New York City and is best known for being home to the city’s major financial institutions such as the New York Stock Exchange as well as the World Trade Center. While the Financial District was primarily a business community throughout the majority of the 20th Century, in more recent decades there has been a large influx of residential development.
Where is the Financial District
The Financial District is located on the southern tip of Manhattan and is roughly bounded by Chambers Street and the Brooklyn Bridge to the north with the West Side Highway on the west.
Financial District Real Estate
The Financial District features architecture generally rooted in the Gilded Age but you will also find Art Deco influences as well as modern architecture. Many old offices have been converted into apartments which often means high ceilings and amenities like gyms and rooftop terraces. The mix of walk-ups and luxury buildings helps keep average rental prices generally reasonable. The Financial District is known for being generally pet-friendly.
Transportation in the Financial District
The Financial District has a variety of convenient transportation options from a number of subway stations to bus routes and the ferry. Financial District Subway stations include Bowling Green, Wall Street; Broad Street, Chambers-WTC-Park Place-Cortland Street; City Hall, Rector Street; Fulton Street; Rector Street, WTC Cortland; and South Ferry/Whitehall Street. The MTA Regional Bus has several bus routes (M15, M15 SBS, M20, M55, M103, M9, M22) as well as many MTA Express bus routes. The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation operates a free shuttle that circulates FiDi during the daytime called The Downtown Connection.
Financial District Living
This once quiet neighborhood has really come to life over recent decades with fun attractions such as South Strete Seaport and the historic Stone Street. Stone Street, a cobblestone alley, is known for its restaurants and is the center of entertainment in the Financial District.
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