Live in an aspirational neighbourhood, where sparkling skyscrapers tower above cobbled streets and waterside parks
On a weekday, step outside and feel the electric energy of city life. Watch yellow taxis whizzing past and hear the click of expensive shoes on busy sidewalks. As a local in the bustling Financial District, you’ll get to set your own pace, getting to know the hidden gems in your new neighborhood.
While business tycoons stride to the office, you can saunter along Wall Street past the New York Stock Exchange, stroll through Battery Park or sit beside the Hudson River and gaze at the Statue of Liberty.
You’ll have all the benefits of central Manhattan life at your fingertips, with super-efficient transport links nearby and access to some of the best food carts in the city. Come lunchtime, make your way to Bowling Alley Green and order curried goat, jerk chicken or mac ‘n’ cheese from one of the stalls.
At weekends, the area takes on a whole new vibe, as New Yorkers pour into the relaxed bars and uncrowded cinemas. On a Saturday morning, jog along the waterfront or join a free exercise class, before meeting friends for pizza on historic Stone Street, hopping on the free Staten Island Ferry or visiting the moving 9/11 memorial.
During the summer months, the popular student area near 19th-century South Street Seaport is a great place to catch a concert or watch a movie outdoors. When you fancy a change of scenery, wander over to Chinatown, take the subway to Central Park or cross Brooklyn Bridge to Long Island.