The WellnessWorks Guide To Living & Working in the Financial District

guide to living and working on wall street and in the financial district of new york

 

In the late 17th century, the Dutch settled in what’s now known as New York’s Financial District – it’s an area that’s since undergone a radical transformation. While it’s still a major commercial and financial hub, the area’s transformed as old financial buildings turn to modern residential centers. Now, more than 60,000 people call the NYC Financial District home, and thousands more descend upon lower Manhattan every day to trade stocks and do business. We put together the need-to-knows, gathered some of our favorite parts about the neighborhood and are excited to share our guide to living and working in the Financial District, so you can imagine what life would be like.

Now also home to WellnessWorks at Trinity Centre, the Financial District represents the heart of the action, and this alone makes it the perfect place for a wellness or mental health practitioner to situate their business. However, the area is also filled with impressive amenities that cater to the needs of those who live and work here. Take a step into the fast-paced world, and learn more about what your life at WellnessWorks at Trinity Centre would be like.

Transportation To The Financial District

The Financial District is one of New York City’s biggest draws, so it’s no wonder the MTA has ample subway and bus line stations near the Trinity Centre co-working space on 115 Broadway. The N, R, W, 2, 4 and 5 subway lines all stop within blocks of the building. And with ten bus lines just as close, getting to your next destination is as easy as a brief walk to a nearby stop. The expanding PATH schedule from NY and NJ Transit also makes this area of lower Manhattan extremely accessible from New Jersey and New York City’s many suburbs.

Restaurants and Cafes In The Financial District

Feel like grabbing lunch? How about escaping your office for a cup of coffee? There are plenty of excellent restaurants and cafes around that cater to the neighborhood’s denizens and business people – ranging from funky little hole-in-the-wall joints to authentic ethnic cuisine to five-star dining.

For instance, if you’re looking for a high-end option, check out Les Halles, the famous brasserie where Anthony Bourdain first rose to the attention of the world. If you’re craving ethnic food, head down to Kuu Ramen for a delicious taste of Japan in a hip atmosphere, or drop by Bombay’s Indian Restaurant for some of the best curry around.

You could drop by Starbucks for a cuppa, but why not expose yourself to the local delights? Irving Farm Coffee Roasters is a hip little shop serving some of the best lattes in town, and Gregorys Coffee doubles as a great place to get a light bite to eat. If you prefer to bring your own lunch or just need a space to relax, grab a seat between Trinity Centre and One Liberty Plaza in Zucotti Park. You can even enjoy an art break in the park with two artworks: Joie de Vivre by Mark di Suvero and Double Check, a bronze sculpture depicting a businessman sitting on a bench, by John Seward Johnson II.

Fitness, Salons, and Spas In The Financial District

Sitting all day in an office isn’t healthy. It’s important to get moving, and the Financial District has plenty of gyms and yoga studios, along with other ways to blow off some steam and center yourself.

Physique 57 is a barre fitness studio just a few blocks down the street that offers yoga and light-weight resistance workouts in a friendly environment. Or you can challenge yourself at Just Train by Joel Thomas, a personal training studio that focuses on full-body workouts.

Need a trim? John Allan’s is a premium men’s barbershop across the street, offering haircuts and shaves by appointment. For a no-frills, classic Wall Street barber, there is also Esquires of Wall Street. Marie-Lou&D is a trendy, upscale salon that has drawn national attention for their high-quality services. And if you need to unwind with a massage after work, you’re in good hands at Bodyworks DW.

Shopping & Services In The Financial District

Alongside the high-end shopping on Wall Street including Hermés, Thomas Pink, and others, you can also discover one of Manhattan’s best shoe & leather repair shops. Whether you just need a shoeshine, a high heel repaired, or your favorite clutch or briefcase fixed, Minas Shoe Repair has been a Wall Street and Financial District institution for workers and residents since 1970.

FiDi is one of NYC’s biggest draws, and not just because it’s home to Wall Street. It is a busy, various district that’s home to a broad assortment of restaurants, cafes, shops, and services, all of which cater to both denizens and busy commuters. And if you choose to call WellnessWorks at Trinity Place your home at 115 Broadway, both you and your clients will be in the city’s beating heart.

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