Things to do in the Financial District

As one of the oldest neighborhoods in all of Manhattan, the Financial District offers a multitude of things to do—we’ve compiled a list so New Yorkers don’t miss out on what the neighborhood has to offer.

Dining & Bars

Delmonico’s

In the heart of the city’s financial district you’ll find one of America’s most historic restaurants. They serve many classic dishes that actually originated at the restaurant, such as the baked Alaska, lobster Newburg, and eggs Benedict.

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Address: 56 Beaver St

Blue Spoon Coffee Company

This petit coffee shop has several delectable offers from espresso to pastries to soups and more, all served in a brightly lit space with an intimate feel.

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Address: 76 Chambers St

McSorley’s Old Ale House

Established in 1856, McSorley’s is one of the most historic bars in the area, only serving 2 kinds of ale (light or dark). The sawdust on the ground absorbs spilled beer, and the amount of celebrities that have had a drink at this pub is endless, including former president Abraham Lincoln.

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Address: 15 E 7th St

Sightseeing 

9/11 Memorial

Built right in the footprint of the Twin Towers–honor those whose lives were lost on this tragic day and see the thousands of names written in bronze around the twin memorial pool.

Free

Address: 911 Greenwich St

Brooklyn Bridge

From the East River in Lower Manhattan to Brooklyn, this bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in America and a national landmark. Ride a bike or take a walk on this historic New York landmark and take in the remarkable view of the city.

Free

Stone Street Historic District

This cobblestone street is one of the oldest streets in New York, filled with umbrella covered tables in the summertime—it is the perfect place to spend time with friends.

Address: Stone Street

Our Favorite Buildings

Woolworth Tower Residences

Originally constructed by Frank Woolworth to serve as “The Cathedral of Commerce,” located at 233 Broadway, this historic landmark has been a staple in the neighborhood since 1913. President Woodrow Wilson was the first to turn the lights on. It has since been converted in 2014.

Downtown by Starck

One of Wall Street’s first luxury condo conversions, and famous for its name and location at 15 Broad Street, this upscale building is 40 stories high with 382 apartments. Its large windows gives residents a captivating view of the city. 

W New York Downtown

Glistening in the sunlight at 123 Washington Street, this pre-war condominium offers a modern look in this historic neighborhood. The 223 apartments come furnished with an array of upscale furniture along with a fireplace, hardwood floors, and oversized windows. 

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