The Financial District of New York City is a neighborhood on the southernmost section of the borough of Manhattan 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. The World Trade Center existed in the neighborhood until the September 11 attacks and is currently being rebuilt. The neighborhood roughly overlaps the boundaries of the New Amsterdam settlement in the late 17th century and has a residential population of about 56,000. During the day, the population swells to about 300,000.
As a district, it encompasses roughly the area south of City Hall Park but excluding Battery Park and Battery Park City. The heart of the Financial District is often considered to be the corner of Wall Street and Broad Street, both of which are contained entirely within the district.
Federal Hall National Memorial, on the site of the first US Capitol and the inauguration of George Washington as the first President of the United States, is located at the corner of Wall Street and Nassau Street.
Previously, the neighborhood was considered to be primarily a destination for daytime traders and office workers from around New York City and the surrounding areas. The neighborhood now has a growing number of full-time residents, with estimates made in 2008 showing that there were approximately 56,000 people living in the area, a jump from the 15 to 20 thousand living there before September 11,with many buildings being converted from office space to apartments and condominiums during the 1990s and 2000s.
It also has a growing number of tourist attractions such as the adjacent South Street Seaport Historic District, New York City Police Museum, and Museum of American Finance. Bowling Green is the starting point of traditional ticker-tape parades on Broadway, where here it is also known as the Canyon of Heroes. The Museum of Jewish Heritage and the Skyscraper Museum are both in adjacent Battery Park City which is also home to the World Financial Center.
LOCAL PARKS AND ENTERTAINMENT
BATTERY PARK CITY 1 World Financial Center near New St.
BOWLING GREEN PARK Broadway and Whitehall St.
SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM 12 Fulton St. between Water and Front St.
BODIES THE EXHIBITION 11 Fulton St. between Front and South St.
THE MUSEUM OF AMERICAN FINANCE 48 Wall St. near William St.
TOWER ART GALLERY 7 Maiden Lane and Liberty St.
ZIBETTO ESPRESSO BAR 102 Fulton St. near William St.
HARRY’S CAFÉ & STEAK 1 Hanover Sq. at corner of Pearl and William St.
THE CAPITAL GRILLE 120 Broadway
ADRIENNE’S PIZZA BAR 54 Stone St.
SOPHIE’S CUBAN CUISINE 73 New St. near Beaver St.
CHIPOTLE 100 Maiden Lane
Mr. Soup 1 New York Plaza on Water and Whitehall St.
WALL AND WATER 75 Wall St.
TIFFANY & CO. 37 Wall St.
BORDERS 100 Broadway
GREENWICH JEWELERS 64 Trinity Place between Rector and Thames St.
THOMAS PINK 63 Wall St.
J&R MUSIC AND COMPUTER WORLD 23 Park Row
BEYOND THE WALL 89 South St. – Pier 17 2nd Level
DE JANEIRO 78 Nassau St. between John and Fulton St.
PRIDE OPTICAL 150 William St.
JOHN STREET FLORIST 100 William St.
FUSION WIRELESS 99 Nassau St.
STRAWBERRY 80 Broad St.
CENTURY 21 22 Cortlandt St.
COACH INC. 193 Front St.
STAPLES 200 Water St.
RADIO SHACK 114 Fulton St.
VERIZON WIRELESS 100 Wall St.
SEPHORA 150 Broadway
MODELL’S 150 Broadway
LOCAL HEALTH CLUBS
EQUINOX 14 Wall St.
BIKRAM YOGA 121 Fulton St.
CRUNCH 90 John St.
NEW YORK SPORTS CLUBS 160 Water St.
30 Wall St.
PLUS ONE FITNESS CLINIC 200 Libery St.
NEW YORK HEALTH & RACKET 3 New York Plaza
WALL STREET BOXING FITNESS INC. 76 Beaver St.
NEW YORK CITY FITNESS INC. 161 Maiden Lane
ST. JAMES SCHOOL 37 Saint. James Place
CLAREMONT PREPARATORY SCHOOL 41 Broad St.
PS 234 292 Greenwich St.
HIGH SCHOOL FOR ECONOMICS AND FINANCE 100 Trinity Pl.
HIGH SCHOOL FOR LEADERSHIP AND PUBLIC SERVICE 90 Trinity Pl.
MILLENNIUM HIGH SCHOOL 75 Broad St.
MURRAY BERGTRAUM HIGH SCHOOL
PACE UNIVERSITY 1 Pace Plaza
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, A, C, J, Z, M
M1, M20, M22
1 POLICE Plaza Precinct
100 CENTRE STREET PRECINCT 346 Broadway
LOCAL POST OFFICES
US POST OFFICE 73 Pine St.
1 Peck Slip
140 Governors St.
CITY OF NEW YORK CITY: MANHATTANVILLE CENTER 2 Broadway
NEW YORK DOWNTOWN HOSPITAL 100 William St. #5
NYU DOWNTOWN HOSPITAL 69 Gold St.
WALL STREET MEDICAL CENTER 67 Wall St.