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Financial District

New York Stock Exchange

The Financial District is not just for bankers anymore. After years of hype, the Financial District -- is finally living up to its promise as a residential neighborhood.

Conversions that began in the late 1990s now offer a variety of options, including ultra-luxe residences that are aocciated with some of the World's most renowned hotel brands and/or archictects/interior designers.  Sales in some of these buildings have topped $3,500 per square foot.

The transformation of the neighborhood has also drawn high-end retailers, such as Hermes, Thomas Pink and Tiffany & Co.

Even with all this luxury, FiDi offers a lot of bang for the buck. Relative bargains can be had in many new buildings, where prices are often $1,000 a square foot or less. Rentals also trade at lower rates than the rest of Manhattan, and typically offer more space and better amenities than other downtown neighborhoods like SoHo and TriBeCa.

Boundaries: Chambers St. to southern tip of Manhattan, East River to Broadway.

Subway Stations: 4,5 to Bowling Green | 4,5 to Wall St. | R,W to Rector | 1 to Rector | R,W to City Hall | 2,3 to Park Pl. | 4,5,6 to Brooklyn Bridge | 4,5 to Fulton | A,C to Broadway | 2,3 to Fulton | J,M,Z to Fulton | J,M,Z to Broad St. | 2,3 to Wall St. | R,W to Whitehall St.