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New York City Financial District

New York City 2009

Thanksgiving Tour

New York City | New York

02 Dec 2009 | Wed

Day 08 of 11

  • Riding Staten Island Ferry | Statue of Liberty
  • New York City Financial District

New York City Financial District

The Financial District of New York City is the business and financial hub of the world. Located in downtown Manhattan, it is home to the world-famous Wall Street, as well as other significant financial institutions such as Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and American Express. The area has a long history of being a center for finance and commerce, dating back to when Alexander Hamilton founded the New York Stock Exchange in 1792.

New York Stock Exchange

In recent years, the Financial District has been undergoing major changes, with several large-scale renovation projects taking place. These renovations are intended to bring new life into this iconic quarter by adding office space, retail stores, and luxury residences to an already bustling landscape. In addition to modernizing existing infrastructure, these developments have also allowed for a flourishing start-up culture within the district that is bringing about innovation and progress within one of America’s most historic cities.

The Financial District of Lower Manhattan, also known as FiDi, is a neighborhood located on the southern tip of Manhattan in New York City. It is bounded by the West Side Highway on the west, Chambers Street and City Hall Park on the north, Brooklyn Bridge on the northeast, the East River to the southeast, and South Ferry and the Battery on the south.

The City of New York was created in the Financial District in 1624, and the neighborhood roughly overlaps with the boundaries of the New Amsterdam settlement in the late 17th century. The district comprises the offices and headquarters of many of the city’s major financial institutions, including the New York Stock Exchange and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Anchored on Wall Street in the Financial District, New York City has been called both the most financially powerful city and the leading financial center of the world, and the New York Stock Exchange is the world’s largest stock exchange by total market capitalization. Several other major exchanges have or had headquarters in the Financial District, including the New York Mercantile Exchange, NASDAQ, the New York Board of Trade, and the former American Stock Exchange.

– Wikipedia Financial District, Manhattan

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