Must-See Lower Manhattan
by Colleen Clark and nycgo.com staff, 04/17/2013
Fraunces Tavern Museum (left) and the New York Stock Exchange. Photos by Will Steacy
Lower Manhattan is perhaps most famous for Wall Street, but the neighborhood is about much more than finance. The area has seen some of New York City's, and the nation's, greatest triumphs—the inauguration of the country's first president, the founding of its first bank—and some of its greatest heartaches. But in true New York fashion, Lower Manhattan has emerged stronger than ever and now plays host to world-class cultural attractions, a thriving restaurant scene and scintillating shops. Stone Street is bustling these days, offering all kinds of sustenance: seafood-shack lobster rolls and expense-account lunches, glasses of 1990 Bordeaux and happy-hour margaritas. The neighborhood's bars and lounges are loosening ties and pulling in fashion types. And everyone continues to throw elbows to score discounted designer duds at shopping mecca Century 21.