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Lower Manhattan

No NYC neighborhood has greater historical resonance than Lower Manhattan. This is, after all, where the City began—a fact evident in the asymmetrical lanes that were footpaths and canals well before the skyscrapers came. Sights like Trinity Church, Federal Hall, Wall Street, One World Trade and the 9/11 Memorial & Museum are centuries apart in their creation, but all bring undeniable emotional impact. Lower Manhattan’s role in American finance looms large too, but that doesn’t mean it’s a stuffy nine-to-five district; a thriving restaurant and shopping scene, anchored by Brookfield Place, draws visitors in equal numbers to powerbrokers.

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#SeeYourCity Neighborhood Highlights: Lower Manhattan

Experience the latest chapter in Lower Manhattan’s history. The streets once walked by our Founding Fathers hum with activity; start early to beat the crowds at Century 21—a legendary shopping destination—and then move on to the museums, landmarks and bars that keep this neighborhood hopping.

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