Renowned as the home to Wall Street, bankers and brokers, The Financial District has undergone a residential rebirth in the last decade. Today, financiers stroll alongside families enjoying the neighborhood’s never-ending array of amenities. The mix of old and new makes the area dramatically different and ever changing. Cobblestone streets, old world architecture and historical landmarks stand alongside modern glass-skinned towers, renovated warehouses and the like. It all creates an aura of nostalgia and excitement not found anywhere else on the island.
The southernmost neighborhood of the island borders the Brooklyn Bridge to the north, Battery Park to the West, and the East and Hudson Rivers. Beyond shopping, South Street Seaport on the East River and the Fulton Street District provide plenty of dining options as does Stone Street. New additions are the kid-friendly Imagination Playground, farmer’s market and Manhattan’s 1st urban beach opening at the Seaport Water Taxi Dock.
SOUTH STREET SEAPORT
The South Street Seaport hosts an abundance of entertainment, food and shopping in a quaint waterfront location.
THE WATER TAXI BEACH
This public beach located on the North pier of the seaport offers live music, great seafood plus it is open for parties, catering, and a wide array of activities.