Lower Manhattan Local Area Guide: Visit the New Downtown
Explore the area’s best restaurants, shopping, and area attractions in our Lower Manhattan local area guide.
Our Location: Premier Hotel in the Heart of the Financial District
The Wall Street Inn is located at 9 South William Street, New York, NY 10004 in the heart of the Financial District. We are conveniently located near premier attractions and fine dining, including the South Street Seaport, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, Delmonico’s Restaurant, Wall Street, and the Brooklyn Bridge.
From the West Side:
Westside Highway (West Street) South to Battery Park. Turn left at the end onto Battery Place. At the third traffic light, make a left onto Bridge Street. Go two blocks and make a left onto Broad Street. Turn right on South William Street. The hotel is in on the right – look for our green awnings.
From the East Side:
Take FDR to Exit 1 (Battery Park/ Staten Island Ferry). Turn right on Broad Street. Turn right on South William Street. The hotel is on the right – look for our green awnings.
From the West Side:
Take Line 2 or 3 to Wall Street. Use the exit to Wall St/ William St. Walk down William Street for three blocks. William Street becomes South William Street after you pass five intersections. You will see a large new yellow/ black building on your right as you walk down William. In front of you will be the storied Delmonico’s Restaurant. To the left of Delmonico’s front door and behind their building on the left hand side of the street is The Wall Street Inn.
From the East Side:
Take line 4 or line 5 to Bowling Green. You will be in front of a park and The Museum of the American Indian. Walk one block east to Broad Street. Look for 85 Broad Street. On left of 85 Broad Street is a small one-way street, South William Street. The Wall Street Inn is on the right.
Visit The Wall Street Inn, a historic hotel in New York, New York. Whether you are visiting us for business or for pleasure, we continue our tradition of defining affordable luxury in the heart of Lower Manhattan.
Quick Area Guide
Beginning at the southernmost tip of the High Line, stretching all the way down to the Battery, The New Downtown is defined by vast waterways and a striking mix of modern and traditional architecture. While you may have overlooked this neighborhood in the past, it deserves a second glance. This is not your father’s Lower Manhattan. Today, this booming neighborhood is marked by lush parkland, emerging artists, premier restaurants, luxury shops, and the city’s hottest real estate.
Welcome to the New Downtown and The Wall Street Inn. No matter who you are or what brings you here, you are bound to find something tempting in this eclectic neighborhood that is refining downtown.
- Bowling Green
- Downtown Financial District
- Battery Park City
- Statue of Liberty Liberty Island, New York, NY 10004, Tel: (212) 363-3200
- Staten Island Ferry (free) Daily from South Ferry Station to Staten Island and back
- New York Stock Exchange 11 Wall St. New York City, New York 10005 Tel: (212) 656-2160
- Historic Battery Park State St. between Bridge & Pearl St. New York City, New York 10280; (212) 835-2789
- South Street Seaport Pier 17, Fulton and Front St, New York City, New York 10038 Tel: (212) 732-8257
- Federal Reserve Bank of New York 33 Liberty St. New York City, New York 10045 Tel: (212) 720-6130
- South Street Seaport Museum Pier 16 South St at the foot of John St. New York, NY 10038 Phone: (212) 748-8600
- Ellis Island Immigration Museum New York Harbor New York City, New York 10004 Tel: (212) 561-4500
- National Museum of the American Indian One Bowling Green New York, NY 10004; (212) 514-3700
- Lower East Side Tenement Museum 103 Orchard St. off Delancey St. New York, NY 10002 Tel: (877) 975-3786
- New York City Police Museum 45 Wall St. off William St.New York City, New York 10004 Tel: (212) 480-3100
- Museum of American Finance 48 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005 Tel: (212) 908-4110
- Fraunces Tavern Museum 54 Pearl Street New York, NY 10005 Tel: (212) 425-1778
- Federal Hall National Memorial 26 Wall Street New York, NY 10005 Tel: (212) 825-6888
- Museum of Jewish Heritage Edmond J. Safra Plaza 36 Battery Place New York, NY 10280 Tel: (646) 437-4202
- African Burial Ground National Monument 290 Broadway New York, NY Tel: (212) 637-2019
- Skyscraper Museum 39 Battery Place New York, NY 10280 Tel: (212) 968-1961
Houses of Worship
- St. Paul’s Chapel Broadway at Fulton St. New York City, New York 10006 Tel: (212) 602-0747
- Trinity Church 74 Trinity Place New York City, New York 10006 Tel: (212) 602-0800
- John Methodist 44 John Street NY 10038 Tel: (212) 269-0014, Sun 11AM -services
- Our Lady of Rosary 7 State Street NY 10005 Tel: (212) 269-6865, Sun 11AM, weekdays 8AM, 12:15PM, 1:05PM services
- Our Lady of Victory 60 William Street, NY 10004 Tel: (212) 422-5535
- St. Peter’s Cathedral 16 Barclay Street, NY 10005
- Synagogue for the Arts 49 White Street, Tel: (212) 966-7141
- Chabad of Wall Street 139 Fulton Street New York, NY 10038 Tel: (212) 786-0068
- Battery Park Synagogue 385 South End Ave New York, NY 10280 Tel: (212) 432-7022
- Wall Street Synagogue 47 Beekman Street New York, NY 10038 Tel: (212) 227-7800
- Broadway and Park Row. Your bridge to some of the best places in the city, The Brooklyn Bridge connects the energized borough of Brooklyn to the vitality of Lower Manhattan. Stroll across this enchanting suspension bridge at sunset amongst the magical nighttime lights and rediscover the romantic side of the city. During the day, you can cross into Brooklyn for a tasty treat at the famous Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory.
- Castle Clinton National Landmark and The BatteryTour Castle Clinton, a beacon of historical fascination in Lower Manhattan, to see the fortress that was originally built in the 1800s to thwart a feared British invasion. Picnic on the stunning grounds and soak in the feeling of being surrounded by history and beauty. Or, you can take in a concert on the harbor at The Battery. With sprawling lawns, overarching shade trees, perennial gardens, waterfront promenades, The Battery is a major cultural destination.
- Thrust Company of America: Tiffany & CoBuilt in 1907 and designed by architect Francis A. Kimball, this 25-floor building, located at 37 Wall Street, is a prime example of the popular Beaux-Art architectural style. Not only true testament to the magnificent architecture of yesteryear, it is also the new home of Tiffany & Co, marking a historic return to their very first home in downtown New York.
Lower Manhattan is home to an impressive lineup of shopping options. Whether you are looking for a bargain or the latest from premier designer labels, you are sure to find it here.
Century 21 Dept Store
22 Cortlandt St, New York, NY
Tel: (212) 227.9092
A New York City shopping staple, has more than fifteen departments full of high-quality and designer merchandise at deep discounts. Choose from four floors of designer goods at up to 75% off regular retail prices.
37 Wall Street New York, NY 10005
Tel: (212) 514-8015
The famed jewelry company’s second Manhattan location is just half a block from the New York Stock Exchange. This 11,000 square foot shop has something for everyone, with a selection of silver cuff links, engraved money clips, and plenty of diamonds. Design addicts won’t want to miss the giant floating sculpture by lighting master Ingo Maurer.
67 Wall Street
Tel: (212) 742.8020
A leading seller of luxury travel and business accessories for more than 30 years, Tumi is the premier choice of discerning customers looking for high-quality luggage, watches, wallets, and pens.
La Maison du Chocolat
63 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005
Long revered as one of the premier chocolatiers, La Maison du Chocolat carries premier chocolate creations and other irresistible treats. Enjoy a decadent éclair or pastry and a cup of hot chocolate in a Paris-inspired seating area.
Other retailers to visit
- Hermes 15 Broad Street New York, NY 10005 Tel: (212)785-3030
- Brooks Brothers 1 Church Street Tel: (212) 267-2400
- Coach Leather 193 Front Street Tel: (212) 425-4350
Wall Street isn’t only for business lunches anymore. There is great food and great fun every night of the week and on weekends, too. You’ll find the perfect setting for any occasion, from family-friendly cafes to adults-only wine bars with haute cuisine. Best of all, many Lower Manhattan restaurants boast impressive views that cannot be found anywhere else in New York.
This neighborhood’s unique geography guarantees that you can find an array of restaurants with magnificent vistas and summertime outdoor seating. On the eastern edge of the neighborhood, you’ll find several spots featuring stunning views of the Brooklyn Bridge and the majestic tall ships of the South Street Seaport. To the west, you’ll find colorful and breathtaking sunsets over New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty.
The Wall Street Inn has partnered with Smorgas Chef, a premier restaurant serving fresh Scandinavian food steeped in tradition. Guests of our hotel can enjoy in-room guest dining from this premier restaurant seven days a week.
Looking to venture out into the city? Discover a delicious array of fine food and drink at these impressive establishments in Lower Manhattan.
56 Beaver Street (at William St.)
Tel: (212) 509-1144
Mon-Fri Lunch & Dinner, Sat – Dinner
Since 1837, Delmonico’s has been a New York City institution that became the nation’s best-known restaurant of the nineteen century. It moved to its present location, a landmark building in the heart of the Financial District, in 1982. With warm cherry wood wainscoting and a grand marble staircase, this exquisite and elegant setting is perfect for savoring some of the classic dishes that built the Delmonico’s reputation, including the famous Delmonico steak, Baked Alaska, and Lobster Newberg.
One Hanover Square (at Stone St. & Pearl St.)
Tel: (212) 269-2323
Bar opens at 4:30 PM, dining 5:30 PM
The landmark India House has been beautifully restored and features a dramatic dining room, wood-burning fireplaces, rich mahogany antiques, and a masthead from a 19th century clipper ship. The restaurant serves American and French cuisine, with classic specialties such as Dover Sole Meuniere, roasted squab, and rack of lamb. Complement your meal with a selection from the superb wine list and save room for a soufflé, the perfect finale to your memorable dining experience.
53 Stone Street (between South William St. and Pearl St.)
Tel: (212) 422-3500
Smorgas Chef serves up fresh Scandinavian food steeped in tradition. This beloved restaurant is proud to serve a fresh and unique menu using local, sustainable, and all-natural ingredients. Smorgas owns and operates its own 160-acre farm in the Catskills. At lunchtime, you’ll enjoy open-face Scandinavian sandwiches like Coldwater Shrimp, Smoked Salmon with Egg & Chives, and Chicken Caramel with Norwegian goat cheese and asparagus. For weekend brunch, enjoy Scandinavian Baked Eggs, Eggs Benedict, burgers, and vanilla waffles.
54 Pearl Street (at Broad St.)
Tel: (212) 968-1776
11:30AM – 4:30PM – lunch, 4:30PM – 9:00 dinner
Venture back in time as you dine in the historic tavern where George Washington bade farewell to his troops at the end of the American Revolution. Choose to dine in a spacious, elegant dining room or the more casual tavern area. Enjoy all-American fare like New England clam chowder, a New York strip steak, roast turkey breast, and butterscotch bread pudding. While here, soak up some history with a visit to the upstairs museum. Find more details in our quick area guide.
40 Broad Street, 2-nd level
Tel: (212) 747-0300
Lunch: Monday – Friday 11:30AM – 2:30PM
Dinner: Sunday – Thursday 5:30PM – 10:30PM
Reserve Cut provides creative Contemporary Kosher French Fusion Cuisine, polished service and an inviting atmosphere. Under OU Supervision.