World Trade Center Transportation Hub marvel of architecture by Santiago Calatrava. Busy transit hub with lots of high end retail.
Home to the infamous Wall Street and rich in historic sites, the Financial District is brimming with workers and tourists during the workday, but often quiets down into the night. FiDi is a place of transportation convenience—with plenty of subway lines that converge at the Fulton station and ferries to take you to Staten Island, Governor’s Island, and yes, even the Ikea in Red Hook. This neighborhood is slowly becoming more of a residential area, with luxury apartment buildings rich in amenities that are just a short walk to stunning waterfront views at both the Hudson and East River. Residents enjoy heading to South Street Seaport for its many restaurants and the pedestrian-only Stone Street. There are also plenty of museums here that are well worth visiting, including the 9/11 Museum, The Museum of Jewish Heritage, The Museum of American Finance, and the National Museum of the American Indian. Make sure to stop by the observatory deck at the One World Trade Center, where New York City’s most dazzling sights are on full display.