The Financial District was once an enclave of just businesses – day traders and financial whizzes came to work and left behind empty streets. But no more! That establishing shot from movies and television evolved into a true neighborhood.
The Financial District has become an exciting, vibrant community in an amazing location! It runs from the area south of City Hall Park in Lower Manhattan; the heart of the Financial District is often considered to be the corner of Wall Street and Broad Street, along Fulton Street and John Street.
The Financial District – called FiDi – remains the City’s primary business district but the real estate offerings are some of the most diverse and exciting in the city. Soaring office buildings were converted to apartments, new construction rose on the waterfront and quickly FiDi became a go-to destination for homebuyers. Killer views and a clean blend of historical and new buildings give this neighborhood its own special flair.
The South Street Seaport and the Brooklyn Bridge offer many shops, cafes, hotels and restaurants as well as an active schedule of concerts, and other activities. The waterfront parks – including the East River Esplanade, which continues to expand – mean plenty of space for running, relaxing or enjoying the stunning view.
Close to many exciting neighborhoods, the Financial District enjoys nearly all major subways close by, making it an ideal for commuters.