Business Travel to NYC: Around the Corner from Wall Street and the Financial District

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If you're in New York on business, sometimes the city seems like one big maze of skyscrapers and taxi cabs...but there's much more here for the business traveler than meets the eye. Just a short walk from Wall Street and the Financial District, you can find great dining options, watering holes and sightseeing destinations that will help you make the most of your trip to the Big Apple.

Photo: Downtown New York City skyline, seen from Governor's Island. By Sarah.

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Author: Sarah


Day 1 - New York City


After a busy morning of meetings, take a long lunch at Les Halles, a downtown steakhouse that also serves classic French brasserie fare. Famous for its association with the outspoken star chef Anthony Bourdain (author of "Kitchen Confidential" and host of the Travel Channel's "No Reservations"), the restaurant is a Financial District favorite for working lunches. Walk off your steak and French onion soup in Battery Park, a green oasis at the southern tip of Manhattan. If you've got a free afternoon, step onto the Staten Island Ferry for some of the best views of the city skyline and the Statue of Liberty—gratis, or take a trip to Ellis Island, gateway for millions of immigrants to America in past centuries. In the evening, stroll over to South Street Seaport for a meal at Bridge Café, housed in a historic building in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge, or stop in to cozy Nelson Blue to sample some tasty New Zealand wines, beers and pub grub.


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Les Halles Downtown

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Location:

15 John Street
New York City, NY 10038

Phone:

2122858585


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Battery Park

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Location:

State Street
Battery Place
New York City, NY 10280

Phone:

+1 212 344 3491


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Staten Island Ferry

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Location:

1 Bay Street
Departs from the Whitehall Ferry Terminal at the southern tip of Manhattan
New York City, NY 10301

Phone:

+1 718 390 5253


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Ellis Island

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Ellis Island
(in Hudson River)
New York City, NY 10004

Phone:

+1 212 561 4588


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Bridge Cafe

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Location:

279 Water Street (at Dover St)
New York City, NY 10038

Phone:

1 212 227 3344


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Nelson Blue

Location:

233-235 Front St (at Peck Slip)
New York City, NY 10038

Phone:

212-346-9090


Day 2 - New York City


Devoted shoppers doing business in the Financial District can use their morning coffee break to duck out and see what designer bargains are available at Big Apple institution Century 21. If your day leaves no time for a leisurely lunch out, grab a quick, tasty Middle Eastern meal at Alfanoose, known for serving some of the city's best falafel. At happy hour, bond with a group of colleagues over a pint at Wall Street institution Ulysses, or head back to nearby South Street Seaport, where you can check out the fascinating "Bodies" exhibit (11 Fulton Street) or buy some discounted theater tickets for a Broadway or Off-Broadway production at the TKTS booth (located at the corner of Front and John Streets, near the rear of the Resnick/ Prudential Building at 199 Water Street). For a dinner that's a production in itself, head to SHO Shaun Hergatt, a brand new luxury restaurant offering high-concept cuisine (all housed in an obscure condominium development). If you don't have an early flight out and don't want the night to end, try a nightcap at Brandy Library, located just a little bit north, in TriBeCa.


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Century 21

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Location:

22 Cortlandt St
Between Broadway and Church St
New York City, NY 10271

Phone:

212/227-9092


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Alfanoose

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8 Maiden Lane
between Broadway & Nassau
New York City, NY 10038

Phone:

1 212 528 4669


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South Street Seaport

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12 Fulton St
Fulton & South Streets
New York City, NY 10038

Phone:

+1 212 732 7678


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SHO Shaun Hergatt

Location:

40 Broad Street
(between Exchange Place & Beaver Street)
New York City, NY 10004

Phone:

212-809-3993


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Brandy Library

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Location:

25 North Moore Street
New York City, NY 10013

Phone:

212 226 5545


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