Lower Manhattan, also known as Downtown Manhattan, is the southern-most borough on the Island of Manhattan, which functions as the main center of business and government for the City of New York. Its area is generally defined by 14th Street to the north, the Hudson River and East River to the west and east, and New York Harbor to the south.
It is most famous for its financial district, including Wall Street, but it has also been home to some of New York City’s greatest triumphs, including the inauguration of the county’s first president, and the founding of its first bank. In true New York style, it has emerged stronger and more versatile than ever. Lower Manhattan is a borough of many popular neighborhoods, including SoHo, the Meatpacking District, East and West Village, Greenwich Village, and Little Italy. Whether you are looking for a downtown apartment, a condo, or a single-family home, you will find that Lower Manhattan has exactly what you are looking for.
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Since the 1940s and 50s, the area has seen marked development and growth, including the construction of many skyscrapers and office towers that are today a staple of the Manhattan skyline. Since the completion of One World Trade Center, Lower Manhattan is now the third largest business district in the United States; anchored by Wall Street, New York City functions as the financial capital of the world. It continues to house the New York Stock Exchange and is the corporate headquarters to NASDAQ, the second largest stock exchange. Other major industries include healthcare, media companies, and tech companies. Getting around is extremely easy via the subway, with most lines featuring a stop in Lower Manhattan, along with the ferry and New York Water Taxi. These make visiting the major landmarks and sites hassle-free, including trips to Wall Street, the World Trade Center, Brooklyn Bridge, Rockefeller Park, and half a dozen museums, along with Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.