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Financial District: An Evolving Neighborhood
16 November 2022

The rumors are true. New York’s Financial District is changing. In February 2022, the New York Post declared that baby strollers were outnumbering business suits in a part of town known primarily as America’s capital for finance, markets, power lunches, and all things Wall Street. Now, this well-heeled area has become a residential paradise for New Yorkers in search of a neighborhood with character, brimming with excellent restaurants, charming markets, cobblestone streets, parks, and classic architecture. Residents of One Wall Street are ahead of the trend, living in the midst of New York’s hottest new Downtown residential destination.

 Part of the appeal of the Financial District comes from the wealth of new restaurants, cultural activity, and New York history found throughout the neighborhood. One of today’s most celebrated chefs, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, recently opened the Tin Building, which Food & Wine describes as “an opulent 53,000-square-foot marketplace with savvy design, thoughtful merchandising, and some seriously delicious food.” The marketplace is a foodie landmark, with six restaurants, four bars, counters for takeout, and a central marketplace offering an impressive selection of fresh groceries. This one-stop, all-day destination also boasts a patisserie, egg sandwiches at Double Yolk, a butcher shop, a sushi bar, a candy and ice cream shop, and much more. 

The Financial District is also home to some of New York City’s most important monuments. The National September 11 Memorial & Museum remembers and honors the 9/11 attack victims, the survivors, and those who risked all to help others. It features a pair of 30-foot waterfalls that flow into pools outlining the footprints of the World Trade Center towers. Surrounded by a canopy of white oak trees, this is a place made for quiet contemplation and reflection.

 Other noteworthy neighborhood sites include the South Street Seaport historic district, which is home to the Seaport Museum and Pier 17. The pier is home to some of the city’s best waterfront views and dining destinations, as well as on-site gallery exhibits, early 19th century architecture, and cobblestone streets that bring the city’s past to life. The annual Summer Concert Series on The Rooftop at Pier 17 is one of NYC’s most celebrated open-air concert events, with big-name performances slated throughout the season. The Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center is slated to open in the World Trade Center complex in 2023, and will bring theater, dance, opera, and music to the neighborhood and the greater NYC community.

 It’s no wonder the Financial District is attracting media companies, such as Condé Nast, which is headquartered in the neighborhood, as well as tech companies like Spotify. But residents of the area have long known that its special blend of waterfront views and access to green spaces make this neighborhood one of the most desirable in the city. 

 To learn more about the area and the residences at One Wall Street, reach out to a member of the sales team today!

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