Financial District (Manhattan)

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Aerial view of the Financial District (2008)
View of Brooklyn in 2005

The Southeastern part of Manhattan in New York City near Wall Street is called the Financial District . The Battery Park and the residential Battery Park City are not allocated to the Financial District. The Financial District is home to the New York Stock Exchange and the offices of numerous financial companies and law firms. There are also the offices of the Dow Jones publishing house , which publishes The Wall Street Journal and the Dow Jones Industrial Average stock index .

Other important streets in the district are Broad Street and Nassau Street , where the first seat of the US House of Representatives was located in 1789–1790 (not far from the intersection with Wall Street) : Federal Hall , built in 1700. It was there that the first US President , George Washington , was introduced into office. There is now a statue of George Washington and a building from 1842 that is currently a museum.

The area was already settled in the 17th century after the settlement of Nieuw Amsterdam was founded in 1625 by the Dutch West India Company (WIC) .

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Commons : Financial District, Manhattan  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Coordinates: 40 ° 42 ′ 27 "  N , 74 ° 0 ′ 40.2"  W.