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This financial capital of the world is also home to some of the most influential, beautiful and historic landmarks in the city—all within walking distance of each other in this compact area. This area is bounded by the Hudson and East Rivers, which open into historic New York Harbor, the site of trade,

Financial District
Fulton Street
New York , NY 10038
This financial capital of the world is also home to some of the most influential, beautiful and historic landmarks in the city—all within walking distance of each other in this compact area. This area is bounded by the Hudson and East Rivers, which open into historic New York Harbor, the site of trade, commerce and clashes for centuries.

The diverse cultures of the city can be viewed at many of this area’s attractions: the Museum of Jewish Heritage, a living memorial to the Holocaust, the national monuments at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, located in the Alexander Hamilton Custom House near Bowling Green and the brand new Sports Museum of America. Historic Trinity Church on Broadway near Rector Street, designed by Richard Upjohn, is considered a classic example of Gothic Revival architecture and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Around the corner, George Washingon took the presidential oath of office at Federal Hall. Just steps away, he celebrated the end of the Revolutionary War at Fraunces Tavern, which still exists today nestled in the heart of the Financial District among the skyscrapers. Great wealth is made, spent and stored here: the New York Stock Exchange is here, and within walking distance is the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where tons of gold are vaulted.

Along the waterfront on the East River, old meets new at the South Street Seaport , where you can sit in the shadow of tall sailing ships, admire the remarkable Brooklyn Bridge and enjoy the seaport’s urban shopping mall with its many shops and restaurants.

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