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Wall Street, Charging Bull, 9-11 Museum

The Financial District (FiDi), at the southern tip of NYC, was the original settling point of New Yorkers in the 1600s, when the island of Manhattan was purchased by the Dutch from the Indians for 60 guilders (about $24). It is one of NYC’s most bustling business and tourist areas, from Monday to Friday and is near dead on the weekends, although in recent years, the construction of modern high rise buildings have started attracting more residents and new New Yorkers. Sights include the 9-11 Memorial & Museum, Wall Street, One World Observatory, The American Stock Exchange, the Charging Bull, the Fearless Girl and views of the Statue of Liberty.

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Things to Do and See in the Financial District

American Stock Exchange (86 Trinity Place, Pine St) and the New York Stock Exchange (20 Broad St). Closed to public touring indefinitely for security reasons. The NYSE has a lovely holiday lights display.

Brooklyn Bridge – walk or bike across for a great view. Grab a slice at Grimaldi’s on the other side.

Additional Museums – Fraunces Tavern (American Revolutionary Era), National Museum of the American Indian, Museum of American Finance

The Seaport – shops, restaurants, ships, water views. The Seaport has made some wonderful changes since Hurricane Sandy and it’s a really nice area to explore with lots of restaurants & cafes, shops, Pier 17 at the Seaport (tons of music and concerts) and more.

Pier 17 at The Seaport NYC

One World Observatory

One World Observatory, located on the 100-102 floors of the new World Trade Center, includes unparalleled panoramic views from atop the tallest building in the United States, educational movies, history and dining options. The Main Observatory is on the 100th Floor, the height of the original North Tower.

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One World Observatory

The Charging Bull, a 7,100-pound bronze statue just north of Bowling Green, represents a Bull Market (when Wall Street and the market are strong). It is a symbol of prosperity. The Fearless Girl is nearby, commissioned in 2017, and represents "female empowerment." She is actually an advertisement for a fund that promotes female-led businesses.

The Charging Bull NYC

The Oculus is a huge $4 billion World Trade Center Transportation Hub for the subway and PATH trains as well as a Westfield Mall. There are over 100 shops in the mall, including Apple, Hugo Boss, Cole Haan, Eataly, H&M, Kiehls, MAC, Shake Shack and dozens more. In addition to shopping and eating, the Oculus offers events, holiday and green markets and workout classes both inside and outside.

The Oculus NYC

Staten Island Ferry (South Ferry) – Free, passes close to Lady Liberty, runs every 30 minutes and takes approximately 25 minutes each way. (1, 4, 5, N, R, exit South Ferry)

Statue of Liberty

9/11 Memorial & Museum

9-11 Memorial Museum, 9-11 Memorial, 9-11 Memorial Tours

9-11 Ground Zero Memorial

Free New York City Walking Tours – Free self-guided (download audio and print map) walking tour weaves together history, events, architecture and people of Downtown – the birthplace of New York, the financial capital of the world, and the hottest new neighborhood in the city.

New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

This best-selling 6 hour New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour departs daily from Times Square. You'll pass by most major attractions, landmarks and neighborhoods on bus, but the stops include: Strawberry Fields (Central Park), Madison Square Park, 9/11 Memorial and the Fulton Market for lunch. After lunch, you'll hop on the Staten Island Ferry with your tour guide to see Lady Liberty & Ellis Island from the water, before bussing back to Times Square.

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Statue of Liberty Monument, 9/11 Memorial and Wall Street Tour

Statue of Liberty Monument, 9/11 Memorial and Wall Street Tour – Hear the history of Wall Street on a guided walking tour, then visit the 9/11 Memorial to learn about one of the most significant events in NYC history. Then, ride the ferry to Liberty Island and enjoy an audio tour of the Statue of Liberty and its museum.

Wall Street and 9-11 Memorial Tour

New York City Helicopter Tours

NYC Helicopter Tours

New York City Helicopter Tours – Enjoy spectacular aerial views of the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, 9-11 Memorial, World Trade Center and Ellis Island downtown. On longer tours, catch Central Park and Yankee Stadium from above. The tours leave from the Downtown Heliport near the Financial District.

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Financial District Sightseeing Passes

Key attractions & tours that may be included in your passes are the 9-11 Museum, New York Water Taxi’s Hop-On/Hop-Off service, Tribute WTC Visitor Center, Museum of American Finance, Museum of Jewish Heritage, The New York City Police Museum, Wall Street Walks Tour, Wall Street & Beyond Walking Tour, Brooklyn Bridge Bike & Walking Tours and the Statue of Liberty Ferry.

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Financial District Restaurants

Manhatta – a new Danny Meyer’s hit restaurant! 60th floor of 28 Liberty St. Tower and insane panoramic views of the skyline. Dinner prices may be high, but definitely go have a drink up there!

Ulysses’ (95 Pearl St, near Hanover Sq) – great pub and night spot with live music. A favorite happy hour and post-work stop for the Wall St crowd.

Delmonico’s (56 Beaver St, William St) – Steak, opened in 1837. Old-boys, historical, expensive steakhouse. More casual and less expensive Grill attached. It’s a Wall Street classic institution, think power lunch, business, politics.

Georges NY (89 Greenwich St @ Rector Street) – classic New York diner with a huge extensive menu, burgers, salads, omelets, brunch, great for kids. Usually fast service.

See Tribeca for many more choices, all a 5-10 minute walk.

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Financial District Shopping

Century 21 (22 Cortlandt, Church/Broadway)  – designer discount shopping. Huge Men’s department, Work directly with the garment district reps, and only stock locally. Designers include Armani, Pucci, Prada and Missoni, great shoe department for both men and women. Re-opened Spring 2023.

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Financial District Hotels

The Wall Street Hotel

The The Wall Street Hotel, opened June 2022, has been ranked as NYC’s #1 hotel by Travel + Leisure. It is housed in the historic Tontine Building, where in 1792 a group of merchants and auctioneers fleshed out the idea for a hub of commerce and trade that became the New York Stock Exchange. Amenities include fitness center, "the pantry," lobby lounge and bar and La Marchande, a modernized take on the French brasserie. Some room amenities include fireplaces, soaking tubs and skyline and water views.

The Wall Street Hotel

Placemakr Wall Street

Placemakr Wall Street, opened late 2021, is a mix of short-term guest stays and longer-term resident leases. Their fully furnished modern apartments are available to book like a hotel no matter how short or long your stay. They offer everything from murphy-bed studios to their “4 Bedroom Gourmet Suite,” with 4 Queen Beds that sleeps up to 8 guests. The apartments have kitchens and the hotel has a community chef’s kitchen and a huge laundry/game room.

Placemakr Hotel Wall Street

Mint House at 70 Pine

Mint House at 70 Pine, opened November 2020, offers 132 modern apartments with three times the space of a hotel room, full kitchens and spacious living areas. On site, you have the Black Fox coffee shop, the Michelin-starred Crown Shy, as well as a gourmet grocer, two-floor fitness center, golf simulator and bowling alley.

Mint House at 70 Pine

Radisson Hotel New York Wall Street

The Radisson Hotel New York Wall Street was formerly the Club Quarters Wall Street and rebranded and reopened in August 2019. 289 modern hotel rooms with complimentary Keurig® brewing machines, premium bedding, smart TVs, one free GB of Wi-Fi and workspaces. The hotel has a fitness center with a Peloton bike, on site dining, free water bottle filling stations and snacks in the lounge.

Radisson Hotel New York Wall Street

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Boutique Downtown Hotels New York

Boutique Downtown Hotels put you right next to some of NYC's most popular attractions: The 9-11 Memorial and Museum, Statue of Liberty, One World Observatory, Wall Street, St. Paul's Cathedral, Charging Bull and every major subway station.

Boutique Downtown Hotels New York

  • Frederick Hotel - one of NYC's best lesser know hidden gems
  • Moxy NYC Downtown - 30 stories, local coffee program, arcade games, DJ and a basketball court
  • The Artezen Hotel - high-tech suites, yoga & fitness center + HIDE, a swanky, two-story sky lounge (photo)

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See also Tribeca and Battery Park City for nearby Hotels

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NYC Neighborhood Guides


Our Harlem neighborhood guide will show you the wonderful cultural, food, music and historic value of this landmark area, which has long, strong and proud NYC roots. The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s began the golden age of African-American culture, literature, music, artists, theater and art, which continues to strengthen today. If you want to eat authentic soul food, hear mind-blowing jazz and gospel and clothing shop with Alicia Keys and Jay-Z, then Harlem is on your bucket list!

Harlem Neighborhood Guide

Upper West Side

The Upper West Side is a residential neighborhood filled with young professionals and families. It is a great place to stay if you are looking to avoid the heavy crowds of Midtown, explore Central Park, The Museum of Natural History, the Beacon Theatre, Lincoln Center, the West Side Highway and still be about 20 minutes from most of Manhattan.

Upper West Side NYC

Central Park

Central Park offers 843 gorgeous acres to explore and 100s of things to do, which is why we consider it an unofficial neighborhood. Central Park draws 38 million visits a year and is home to the Central Park Film Festival, SummerStage, Shakespeare in the Park, Ice Skating, Central Park Zoo, Bow Bridge, biking, playgrounds, the Carousel and much more.

  • Explore: Central Park Guide
  • To Do: Central Park Zoo, Carousel, TV and Movie Sites, Ice Skating, Loeb Boathouse

Central Park Guide

Times Square & Broadway

Times Square New York and the Theater District are some of New York City's most popular tourist attractions. Of course, Broadway, also known as the Great White Way, is most definitely for locals as well. Spend a bit of time here and make sure to see the lights at night, the Hershey's and M&M Stores, as well as catch a great Broadway Show.

Times Square & Broadway NYC Guide

Midtown West, Koreatown, Hell's Kitchen

Midtown West is a huge tourist area with great neighborhoods like NYC's famous Diamond District, Hell's Kitchen and Koreatown. Hell's Kitchen, is the most western section and an "up-and-coming" residential area of New York City with new shops and restaurants opening often. Koreatown, just a block from the Empire State Building, is known for their restaurants and karaoke bars and clubs.

Midtown West NYC Guide

Garment District / Fashion Center

The Garment District, also called the Fashion District or Fashion Center, is home to many of the world's most famous fashion designers and showrooms. The area is an amazing resource for fabrics, beads and trims, however, unless you are trade, don't expect to walk in off the street to designer showrooms. The best way to possibly get access to private showrooms is through a private tour or a NYC Sample Sale.

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Chelsea & Hudson Yards

Chelsea NY is known for art galleries, nightlife and gay-friendly culture. It is a lively, vibrant neighborhood with some of New York City's top restaurants, clubs, art and things to do outdoors and along the Hudson River. While Chelsea boundaries are West 14th-34th Streets, from 7th Ave to the Hudson River, the new Hudson Yards occupies it's most North and West streets, West 30th to 34th Streets between 10th and 12th Avenues.

  • Explore: Chelsea & Hudson Yards Guide
  • To Do: The Highline, Art Galleries, Chelsea Market, Chelsea Piers, Little Island, Edge, The Vessel, The Shops at Hudson Yards

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Meatpacking District

The Meatpacking District, also known as the Gansevoort Market, is only a few blocks, so you cannot get lost, but it is packed with upscale restaurants, night clubs and designer shopping. Like many NY neighborhoods, the MP District retains it's historical architecture, as it is lined with cobblestone streets and old warehouses, but, today, these same buildings house very modern shopping and dining. The heart of the Meatpacking District is Little West 12th Street.

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Greenwich Village & NoHo

Our Greenwich Village NYC Guide provides insight into one of NYC's most cherished neighborhoods. The Village is full of history, celebrity, politics, landmarks and so much more. The NYU campus, Washington Square Park, gorgeous brownstones and cobble stone streets, amazing restaurants, tons of trees and much more make this area a local favorite.

Greenwich Village NYC Guide

West Village

The West Village is filled with tree-lined streets, beautiful old brownstones and hundreds of shops, restaurants and cafés. It is truly a quintessential NYC neighborhood, inhabited by locals and celebrities who can afford to live anywhere they choose. If you're a Friends or Sex and the City fan, then you are already quite familiar with the West Village...now it's time to come experience it!

West Village NYC Guide


SoHo (SOuth of HOuston - pronounced How-ston) is another NYC neighborhood filled with the best shopping and restaurants. Traditionally known as a haven for artists and their lofts, it has become more upscale over the years and a much sought-after place for New Yorkers to live.

  • Explore: SoHo Guide
  • To Do: New York Fire Museum, Shopping, Art Galleries, Brunch & Restaurants, Broken Kilometer & Earth Room

SoHo NYC Guide

Tribeca & The Battery

Tribeca Tribeca (TRI-angle BE-low CA-nal) NYC, is home of the namesake Film Festival, Robert De Niro’s pet project, created to promote commerce downtown after 9/11. He also owns several hotels and restaurants in the area and is spotted quite frequently. Tribeca was also the home of JFK Jr and Caroline Bessette Kennedy before their tragic death in 1999 and is filled with old warehouses, now converted into lofts, beautiful views of the Hudson River and Statue of Liberty along the West Side Highway, excellent restaurants, families, parks and NYC history.

  • Explore: Tribeca & The Battery
  • To Do: Hudson River Park and River Promenade, Statue of Liberty Views, Upscale & Casual Dining

Tribeca Neighborhood Guide

Financial District and Wall Street

The Financial District (FiDi), at the southern tip of NYC, is one of NYC's most bustling business and tourist areas, from Monday to Friday and is near dead on the weekends. Sights include the 9-11 Memorial & Museum, Wall Street, One World Observatory, The American Stock Exchange, the Charging Bull, the Fearless Girl and views of the Statue of Liberty.

Financial District and Wall Street Guide

Upper East Side NYC

The Upper East Side is an upscale, residential neighborhood and home to Museum Mile, some uber-upscale shopping and Gracie Mansion. The homes on Fifth Avenue, along Central Park, are some of the most exclusive in all of Manhattan. You've likely seen the Upper East Side on Gossip Girl, Sex and the City, The Real Housewives of New York, I Love Lucy, Breakfast at Tiffany's and dozens of other times on your screens.

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Midtown East

Midtown East is a huge tourist, commercial and residential area. Around 5th Ave, the neighborhood is home to many tourist attractions, such as St. Patrick's Cathedral, Rockefeller Center, Top of the Rock and Radio City Music Hall. Bryant Park, the New York Public Library and Grand Central Station are close together just south. Moving towards 3rd Ave and further east, the area is more residential, and generally, the restaurants are better and more affordable, with the UN being the only attraction in that part of the neighborhood.

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Union Square, Flatiron, NoMad, Gramercy

Union Square (my hood!), the Flatiron District and NoMad all have a mix of residence and business tenants. Additionally, colleges such as NYU, The New School and FIT dominate the area, making it very fun and lively. It is one of the best dining and nightlife areas in Manhattan, with something for every palate and budget and offers fabulous hotels of all kinds.

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East Village

While originally part of the Lower East Side, an immigrant neighborhood, the East Village, has separated itself and become home to some of the City’s best restaurants, shops and nightlife. It is full of character, diversity, fine dining, shops and live music, and includes a subsection named “Alphabet City.” East Village culture ranges from tattoo parlors and “dive bars” to some of New York City’s nicest hip and trendy hotels.

  • Explore: East Village
  • To Do: Blue Man Group & Stomp, St. Mark's Place, Nightlife, Speakeasies, Curry Lane

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Lower East Side NYC

Traditionally, the Lower East Side was a working class immigrant neighborhood (think “Gangs of New York”). Today it is a wonderfully ethnic and diverse neighborhood and serves as a shopping, dining and nightlife destination for many NYC locals. Even with all its modern upgrades, the LES retains a large amount of its history, especially it’s Jewish, Polish, Irish and Italian cultures. The LES also has one of the best selections of hotels in NYC - tons of boutique hotels with amenities, rooftops, skyline views and seconds from 1000s of cool restaurants and hot spots.

Lower East Side NY Guide

Chinatown NYC

Chinatown NYC is a small, but very densely packed area of shops and restaurants. It is really fun to walk around, enjoy the culture, pick up some souvenirs, and most definitely, eat some delicious and affordable Dim Sum, dumplings, pork buns and other amazing Chinese cuisines.

  • Explore: Chinatown NYC Guide Guide
  • To Do: Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), Mahayana Buddhist Temple, Dim Sum & Dumplings

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Little Italy NYC

Little Italy NYC Guide is a just a few blocks, with tons of outdoor restaurants and owners promising free wine and sangria to lure you in. Puglia is a favorite restaurant for families with their live singing and kids standing on their chairs waving napkins. Visit the new Italian American Museum, which tells the story "from Columbus to Cuomo," the original Old St. Patrick's Church and NYC Police Headquarters.

Little Italy NYC Free Map Guide

NYC Boroughs

Explore the diverse neighborhoods of NYC Boroughs with our comprehensive guide to Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island. New York City is a melting pot of cultures and neighborhoods, each with its own unique character and charm. Whether you're a local or a visitor, exploring the five boroughs of NYC is a must-do experience.

NYC Boroughs Guide

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