The birthplace of New York City, the Financial District (FiDi) embodies all the driving energy of a metropolis. From its record-height skyscrapers to its world-famous stock exchanges, the neighborhood vibe is undeniably one of power and presence.
But that’s just the FiDi from 9 to 5. In its off hours, the allure of this waterfront district is apparent far beyond Wall Street.
By most accounts, the Financial District is the section of Lower Manhattan bounded by Chambers Street and the Brooklyn Bridge to the north, the West Side Highway to the west, Battery Park to the south, and the East River to the east.
FiDi residents can savor a range of culinary delights, from the fabulous Eataly marketplace to Robert De Niro’s sophisticated Nobu, with new additions opening all the time. South Street Seaport, a designated historic district, is home to a vibrant network of shops, cafes, and venues that host concerts, festivals, and sporting events year-round. Retail choices continue to expand: Hérmes, Burberry, Tiffany & Co., and Saks Downtown are just a few who have recently opened their doors in the area. A brand new Whole Foods is slated to open in One Wall Street in late 2018.
The neighborhood’s transportation and getaway options are unparalleled. Eight subway lines converge right in its center. The World Trade Center Transportation Hub, and its stunning new Oculus station, provide easy connections to New Jersey via the PATH train. Weekend recreation on Governor’s Island and the north shore of Staten Island are both just a quick, free ferry ride away. If you’re staying local, you’ll find the neighborhood’s celebrated cobblestone streets and plethora of pedestrian plazas make walking between errands more of a welcome break than a chore.
Manhattan school district 2 boasts prestigious Stuyvesant High School, one of the city’s top college training grounds for over a century. Cultural institutions including the National Museum of the American Indian, and historic sites like the Trinity Church campus, serve to connect the neighborhood’s storied past with its eclectic present.
The East River Waterfront Esplanade offers two miles of riverfront biking, strolling, and lounging space, while the Imagination Playground and SeaGlass Carousel inspire kids of all ages. Other green spaces including Zuccotti Park and Bowling Green beautify the landscape.
Public safety is a top priority in the Financial District. Served mostly by Manhattan’s 1st Police Precinct and Fire Department Division 1, the neighborhood enjoys consistently low crime rates and quick response times. Residents of the FiDi also have access to a full staff of Neighborhood Coordination Officers: police department employees who assist the community with everyday quality of life issues.
Add to all of this that the FiDi is known for luxury living at unbeatable Manhattan prices. Spacious, modern apartments with sweeping views and amenities like roof terraces, fully-stocked gyms, and concierge services abound.
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