New York City’s Financial District is Manhattan’s southern tip. It’s the home of City Hall and Wall Street.
Chambers St | Brooklyn Bridge
West Side Hwy | Financial District | East River
New York Harbor
You can see 45 miles from World Trade Center observatory. The Battery has beautiful harbor views. There are tour boat and ferry connections to the Statue of Liberty, Staten Island and Governors Island.
The Staten Island Ferry is one of the best rides in New York City, and one of the few things in The City that is free. On the ride back from Staten Island, you see New York City the way generations of immigrants saw it, passing the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
The South Street Seaport has beautiful Brooklyn Bridge views. Stone Street has some fun bars.
Latin Things To Do in the Financial District
The Independent 20th Century 2023 art fair recasts the recent past with a New York state of mind. 🇺🇸 🇧🇷 🇨🇺 🇫🇷 🇮🇹 🇪🇸 🇹🇹
- 9/11 Tribute Museum
- Castle Clinton National Monument
- Museum of Jewish Heritage
- Bowling Green Park
- Battery Park
- City Hall Park
- Louise Nevelson Plaza
- Zuccotti Park
The government works for us. Don’t be shy about asking them for help. It’s their job.
New York City Government
- New York City Council District 1 – Margaret S. Chin
- Manhattan Community District 1
- NYPD 1st Precinct
New York State Government
- State Senate District 26 – Brian P. Kavanagh
- State Assembly District 65 – Yuh-Line Niou
- State Assembly District 66 – Deborah Glick
- U.S. Senator – Charles “Chuck” Schumer
- U.S. Senator – Kirsten Gillibrand
- 10th Congressional District – Jerrold Nadler
- 12th Congressional District – Carolyn Maloney
Financial District History
The area was originally an Indigenous Lenape market. Dutch colonizers came, brought human enslavement and built New Amsterdam (1626 -1664).
The English renamed it New York in 1664. In 1685, Africans were forced to build a town wall. The wall became a market for human beings. In 1711 New York’s first official human market was set up at the corner of Wall and Pearl Streets.
Buttonwood Agreement of 1792 between an association of traders later became the New York Stock Exchange. All this grew into what we now know as the world’s leading financial services hub: Wall Street.