What to Know About The Financial District Before Moving There
What first comes to mind when you hear about the Financial District? While it is home to numerous corporations and investment firms, it’s more than just NYC’s business center. It’s also a neighborhood where many apartments buildings feature luxurious amenities, like rooftop terraces, doorman, and a fitness center right within your apartment building. Here are some of the things you should know before moving the Financial District.
Advice for Moving to NYC’s Financial District
1) You Will Have Amazing Subway Access
Going to a Yankees game? The 4 train has got you covered. Want to go see what Williamsburg is all about? No problem, take the J or Z train. The Financial District is one of the most connected areas of the city, offering easy access to the 1,2, 3, 4, 5,6, A, C, E, N, R, W, J, and Z trains. You’ll have direct access to both Eastern and Western parts of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.
You’ll also have easy access to Jersey City, Hoboken, and other spots in Northern New Jersey via the PATH out of the World Trade Center.
2) Access to Supermarkets With Less Expensive Groceries
Many New Yorkers are stuck with a corner bodega with limited options and cash only limits. Financial District residents benefit from having more space for full-service grocery stores and also lower prices on groceries than most other spots in the city. Here are just some of your options:
Target – Greenwich Street & Murray Street
Whole Foods – Greenwich Street & Warren Street
55 Fulton Market – Cliff Street & Fulton Street
Jubilee Market Place – Gold Street & John Street
3) Quiet Weekends
Unlike other neighborhoods in Lower Manhattan, the Financial District is usually quite peaceful on the weekends. With the exception of areas around the World Trade Center, the Financial District tends to be empty on weekends, making it ideal for film shoots or for a long walk around the neighborhood. While the weekdays might be noisy, you might sometimes feel like you have the neighborhood to yourself over the weekend.
4) Escape to the Water
You don’t need to go to the Jersey Shore or The Hamptons to be by the water or check out cool boats. You’re just a short walk away from the Hudson or East rivers. The Financial District sits at the lower tip of Manhattan and includes Battery Park, which offers amazing views of the Statue of Liberty. If you’re looking to gawk at yachts and boats, the North Cove Marina off of Vesey Street features many classic yachts and unique boats. After you’re done looking at boats, walk south past Pumphouse park where you can see the New York City Police Memorial and a piece of the Berlin Wall.
5) Unique Forms of Transportation
Source: NYC Ferry
Along the waterfront, you’ll also find numerous heading into New Jersey and The Outer Boros. If you’re looking to head to an IKEA for some new apartment decor, you can catch an express ferry from Pier 11/Wall Street that will take you directly to the IKEA in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Blade offers quick helicopter transfers to area airports, Nantucket, the Hamptons, and The Jersey Shore from the Pier 6 heliport, along with private jet service to other locations throughout the country.
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