Situated on the southernmost point of Manhattan, you will find the Financial District. As a district, it encompasses roughly the area south of City Hall Park, but does not include Battery Park or Battery Park City. The heart of the Financial District is considered to be the corner of Wall Street and Broad Street, both of which are contained entirely within the district.
The offices and headquarters of many of New York City’s financial institutions are located here, including the New York Stock Exchange.
While it is primarily known as the home of financial institutions, the Financial District is becoming increasingly a residential district, as many of those who work in the area now look for opportunities to live near their offices.
You will find here hundreds of high raises, ranging from the new to landmark buildings, with some of the most spectacular and impressive architecture to be found anywhere in New York City. And in this district, luxury and top quality is a given.
Battery Park History
Battery Park was developed during the 19th century by land fill,causing in an open space at the foot of the greatly developed center of New York City downtown.
At the southern edge of Manhattan Island lies Battery Park. Battery Park had long been recognized as the Battery, and it was a well-known walkway since the 17th century at the very least.
Long ago, Battery Park served as protection to the New York City. The Battery was the center of Evacuation Day celebrations, celebrating the departure of the last British troops in the United States after the American Revolutionary War.