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Financial District

The Financial District encompasses the Southern most tip of the island of Manhattan and boasts Wall Street and the  South Street Seaport,

It's Home to More than Money and a Famous Charging Bull Statue

The Dutch landed in this section of Manhattan back in the 1600s, and today it is home to the New York Stock Exchange, South Street Seaport, and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

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At a Glance

  • Art & Commerce: In 1989, Italian artist Arturo Di Modica dropped off his now-famous Charging Bull statue without permission or permit.
  • Look Up: In 1930, 40 Wall Street was the tallest building in the world, but it was surpassed by the Chrysler Building in 1931.
  • Park Life: Jack London, author of The Call of the Wild, lived as a hobo in City Hall Park in the late 19th century.

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About Financial District

The Financial District, at the southern tip of Manhattan, is the banking capital of the country — if not the world — and a major sightseeing destination. Its often-photographed landmarks include the New York Stock Exchange, the bronze Charging Bull Statue at Bowling Green, the Brooklyn Bridge and Trinity Church. Ferries to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island depart from its docks. The National September 11 Memorial & Museum pays tribute to victims of the 2001 and 1993 terrorist attacks. Read More [+]

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