The Financial District of Lower Manhattan, also known as FiDi, is a neighborhood located on the southern tip of Manhattan island in New York City.
West Side Highway on the west
Chambers Street and City Hall Park on the north
Brooklyn Bridge on the northeast
The East River to the southeast
South Ferry and the Battery on the south
The Financial District is one of the most historic neighborhoods in Manhattan, and the pulse of our nation’s financial markets.
Castle Clinton was America’s first immigration station. Stone Street, the cobblestone alley known for its restaurants, is considered the first paved street in the city, and the Charging Bull statue in front of Bowling Green is one of the city’s most iconic landmarks.
The City of New York was created in the Financial District in 1624, and the neighborhood roughly overlaps with the boundaries of the New Amsterdam settlement in the late 17th century.
The district comprises the headquarters of many of the city's major financial institutions, including the New York Stock Exchange and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Anchored on Wall Street in the Financial District, New York City has been called both the most financially powerful city and the leading financial center of the world, and the New York Stock Exchange is the world's largest stock exchange by total market capitalization.