Downtown (EV, Soho, Tribeca, Financial, LES)

Welcome to Downtown Manhattan

An artsy, trendy, and fast-paced financial hub.
Downtown Manhattan, often referred to as Lower Manhattan, comprises the Financial District at the tip of the city, Lower East Side (LES), Tribeca, Soho, and the East Village (EV). Each neighborhood has its own personality and unique characteristics that draw residents. The Financial District runs from the bottom of Manhattan up to Chambers Street and is home to Wall Street. This neighborhood is bustling Monday through Friday, from 9 am – 5 pm, but it is quite laid-back and quiet during the evenings and weekends. Many of the luxury apartments in the area come with waterfront views.
In Soho and Tribeca, charming tree-lined cobblestone streets add to the trendy vibes with top eateries, fantastic shopping, and art galleries. You tend to see more brownstone walk-ups versus high-rise buildings here than in other areas. The East Village and LES tend to be fairly quiet neighborhoods by day but lively at night with hip bars, music venues, awesome restaurants, and plenty of entertainment for those seeking it.
Top attractions at the base of Manhattan are South Street Seaport, the ferry to the Statue of Liberty, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, and the Brooklyn Bridge.

What to Love

  • Historical region with stunning architecture
  • Home to Wall Street, the 9/11 Memorial, and the ferry to the Statue of Liberty
  • Walking distance to trendy restaurants, bars, and music venues 
  • Charming cobblestone and tree-lined streets that exude upscale living

Local Lifestyle

Downtown is a vibrant and diverse section of Manhattan with tons of history. It is known for its spectacular restaurants, nightlife, music venues, luxe shopping, and art galleries. Residents value quick access to all forms of entertainment and some of the best places to eat in the city.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Each neighborhood Downtown has a ridiculous amount of mouth-watering eateries ranging from casual to fine dining that will keep any foodie more than content. Shoo Shoo Nolita is a Mediterranean restaurant with a strong Israeli influence that resembles a bohemian café in Tel Aviv. Dine on gourmet burgers, grilled octopus, Moroccan lamb, and chicken shawarma in a bright, airy atmosphere. Once you step into the Broken Shaker, you might think you’ve been transported to a tropical oasis. The rooftop bar is perfect for enjoying elevated small bites paired with an eclectic and fun cocktail menu as you take in views of the city.
Another premier spot for enjoying panoramic views of the Hudson River and the surrounding city is The Standard, located along The High Line. It might be a hotel, but it is host to the Standard Grill, The Standard Biergarten, The Summer Plaza, and Le Bain & The Rooftop for meals and drinks. Katz's Deli is one of the most classic and delicious places to eat in the city. Katz’s has been an iconic spot for the tastiest pastrami and corned beef sandwiches, hands down, since 1888.

Things To Do

Downtown living is ideal for those seeking a great restaurant and nightlife scene with an abundance of activities such as shopping and admiring works of art at several art galleries. Madison Square Park is one of the largest outdoor green spaces south of Central Park. The park is a lovely area for locals to gather for a picnic, attend various events, walk their dog, or just stroll in the tranquil gardens mere steps from the eye-catching Flatiron Building. What makes Madison Square Park stand out is its rotating open-air art exhibits for the public to enjoy.
Despite being the biggest city in the country, locals have access to the freshest produce, and top-quality goods at the Union Square Farmers’ Market held each Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. On the west side, Chelsea Market has high-end restaurants and shopping and a marketplace to purchase global ingredients, produce, cheese, and baked goods. For upscale retail shopping, the finest in the city is along Fifth Avenue above and near the Flatiron Building with every luxury brand you can imagine.
On the west side, The High Line is one of the coolest additions to the city, replacing an old abandoned elevated rail line with a hip urban green space with art, places to eat, and more. The High Line begins at Gansevoort Street, heading north through Chelsea Market up to W 34th Street in Hudson Yards, totaling 1.45 miles of scenic beauty to wander.


Downtown Manhattan has outstanding schools served by the New York City Geographic District No. 2.
  • Pine Street School
  • Leman Manhattan Preparatory School
  • New York iSchool
  • Millennium High School

Downtown Real Estate

Downtown and Lower Manhattan are two of the most unique places to live. The historical architecture, music scene, and tree-lined streets offer something for everyone looking for luxury living. The Fry Team knows Downtown as well as anybody. Now that you've learned about this wonderful neighborhood, The Fry Team can help you find luxury homes for sale from Tribeca to SoHo to the Financial District. 



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