Featured Neighborhood – Financial District

The Financial District (FiDi) today is a bit of a hybrid neighborhood, as the residential component continues to grow in an area that has been historically dominated by the financial and insurance industries. The residential experiment, which began more than two decades ago, continues to evolve in an area with a large concentration of older, large office buildings. Developers have taken to these aged buildings and have re-positioned them as ...

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If These Walls Could Talk – 55 Liberty Street

Liberty Tower at 55 Liberty Street, is one of many historic skyscrapers in downtown Manhattan that has worn the moniker of "tallest building in the world."  Located at the northwest corner of Nassau Street and Liberty Street, this 33-story limestone tower was built as a commercial office building in 1909 and converted to residential apartments in 1979. This storied building was one of the first in the Financial District to be ...

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One Of The City’s Best Kept Secrets – Elevated Acre Park

If you’ve ever wondered what a park of the future looks like, chances are you’ve walked by this one without knowing it. Located in Manhattan’s Financial District, this lush and cloistered park is hidden atop a four-story parking garage. Accessed via LED-lit escalators that make you feel like you’re entering the world of Tron, this public park was built in 2005 and is one of the finest green spaces in ...

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A Solemn Reminder – Liberty Park

Liberty Park, just south of the World Trade Center, is probably one of the more delightful accidental places in all of New York City.  As most downtown visitors stream up Greenwich Street with an eye on the 9/11 Memorial, a few lucky ones curiously walk up the steps to this elevated park and immediately feel captivated by the serenity of this public space.   In the truest example of New York City ...

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