The Tin Building by Jean-Georges is a sprawling culinary destination located in lower Manhattan’s historic Seaport. Set under the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge, the two-story building offers an unexpected array of culinary experiences designed to delight and engage the senses–including multiple restaurants with open kitchens, innovative retail concepts, and an impeccably stocked central market with locally sourced seafood, meats, cheeses, seasonal produce, chef-grade pantry staples, and rare ingredients.
One of New York’s most influential buildings. Sitting right at the corner of Broad and Wall Street, this historical site is even more impressive when you see it in person. When you think of classic things to do on Wall Street, this place is one of the first to come to mind. Nothing symbolizes Wall Street quite so much as the Charging Bull. This 7,000-pound, bronze sculpture was a gift to New Yorkers from Italian artist Arturo Di Modica. It was originally placed in front of the New York Stock Exchange but, due to some sensitivity issues, it was decided that the sculpture should be moved to Broadway. Every year, thousands of people line up to get their photo taken with the bull, some going so far as to rub it for good luck.
Trinity Church was originally built in 1848, making it one of the oldest churches in the city. The unique brownstone exterior stands out from the other skyscrapers downtown, while the churchyard is home to many notable New Yorkers, including the one and only Alexander Hamilton. Head inside to see the newly installed pipe organ and beautiful stained glass windows.
Built in the footprint of the original Twin Towers is the National September 11th Memorial. The open air plaza beautifully pays tribute to the thousands of men, women, and first responders who tragically lost their lives in the attacks on the World Trade Center. Admission to the memorial is free and includes access to the memorial pools, with the names of each victim engraved around the perimeter. You’ll also get to see the famous Survivor Tree and original WTC sphere.
Right on the edge of the Financial District neighborhood is the South Street Seaport, an active, little area that’s been slowly rebuilding itself after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. Visitors to the seaport can enjoy live music, stop by the Fulton farmer’s market for a quick bite, or learn some history at the South Street Seaport museum. It’s only a 15-minute walk from the stock exchange, and a great excuse to relax by the water and enjoy some (hopefully) nice weather.