Downtown Manhattan is below 14th St at the top of the Village.
Iconic neighborhoods include the Financial District; Tribeca, SoHo, the Lower East Side; and Greenwich Village.
Downtown Manhattan Grew From a Lenape Trading Post
Downtown Manhattan, one of the most powerful neighborhoods on Earth, grew out of an Indigenous Lenape trading post where the National Museum of the American Indian is today.
NYC’s first immigrant, Juan Rodríguez from what is now the Dominican Republic, set up the City’s first bodega (shop) there in 1613. 🇩🇴
The Dutch set up New Amsterdam as the capital of New Netherlands in 1624. They forced Africans to build the wall on Wall St to keep out the Lenape. 🇳🇱
The English took over in 1664 and renamed the town New York. They left in 1783. 🇬🇧
And here we are. The greatest city on earth is made up of all the people of the world. 🗽