Downtown offers leading corporations the chance to meet future employees' demands for an extremely high quality of life without compromising their need for world-class career opportunities. The neighborhood is defined by open spaces, natural light, easy commuter and pedestrian access, and vibrant financial and creative services industries. It is also the fourth largest business district in the country.
With 12 subway lines and 16 stations, 6 local and 24 express bus routes, multiple ferry routes and PATH train service to New Jersey, Downtown Manhattan is one of the city's most accessible neighborhoods. New retailers and residents continue to boost the area's reputation as a full-service neighborhood. In 2009, tourist visits to Downtown reached almost 6 million people. By 2012, the number of tourists is projected to double with the opening of the WTC Memorial.
The perfect place:
The World Trade Center area is vibrant with home to dozens of corporate headquarters, making the area busy and vibrant. The new Goldman Sachs 2.1 million square-foot world headquarters is located only 2 blocks away on West Street between between Vesey and Murray Street.
Lower Manhattan also attracts visitors and residents to its museums, historic monuments, waterfront, and cultural events. The South Street Seaport, New York's historic waterfront, is only a short walk from the World Trade Center. 4 World Trade Center offers New York's only waterfront environment and the most green space south of 59th Street.
Some major downtown attractions include:
- River to River Festival
- South Street Seaport
- Battery Park
- Museum of Jewish Heritage
- NYC City Hall
- St. Paul's Chapel and Trinity Church
More than 500,000 square feet of World Trade Center retail space will soon join an already impressive roster of nearby shops.
Whole Foods Market, Barnes and Noble, and Bed, Bath & Beyond are all located only 2 blocks away at 97 Warren Street.
Located in Battery Park City at 220 Vesey Street, The World Financial Center offers 300,000 square feet of retail space that includes a wide array of major retailers.
Only a few blocks away from the World Trade Center, the neighborhood of Tribeca offers a wide range of restaurants from Nobu, Bouley and Locanda Verde to sandwich options at Amish Market. Quality dining options are also available at the World Financial Center.