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A Trip Down Stone Street: Food, Architecture, History in NYC

One of my favorite neighborhoods in New York City is the Financial District and within that compact area is another NYC treasure: Stone Street. There are so many sights to see already in the Financial District: the New York Stock Exchange, Wall Street, the World Trade Center. You could probably spend almost an entire day exploring. As a Lower Manhattan tour guide, I’m often asked to recommend where to visit while downtown. My first answer…

The Story Behind the Legendary Charging Bull

The Charging Bull has become a symbol of the American stock market. It’s also one of the most popular sights in New York City. Tourists journey from around the world to see the bronze beast, striking poses and snapping pictures in front of it. Wondering about the story behind this famous bull? Here’s how it all started. An Artist With Vision The creator of the Charging Bull sculpture, Arturo Di Modica, is an Italian-American artist…

Hamilton Walking Tour Landmark in NYC

5 Hamilton Landmarks in the Financial District

Alexander Hamilton is and was many things: an immigrant, a founding father, the face on the $10 bill, and the creator of the Federalist Party, the United States Coast Guard, and The New York Post newspaper. He was also the nation’s first Secretary of the Treasury and, as such, was responsible for designing the American financial system — the Bank of the United States. You might have heard of him from the hit Broadway musical….

New York Stock Exchange building in NYC

5 Facts About the New York Stock Exchange

Planning a visit to Wall Street and want to learn more about the New York Stock Exchange? Here are five NYSE facts you probably didn’t know before. 1. It’s old — really old. In fact, the NYSE is the oldest stock exchange in the United States. It was founded when brokers signed the “Buttonwood Agreement” on May 17, 1792. 2. Over the years, it’s had more than one name. In 1863, its name changed from…

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Experience the NYSE

If you don’t know already, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) – also known as the “Big Board” – is one of the oldest and largest stock exchanges in the world. Located on Wall Street in Lower Manhattan, New York, the Exchange stands as both a symbol of capitalism and as the financial center of the United States.

5 Things to Do at the South Street Seaport

The South Street Seaport is a historic neighborhood bounded by the Financial District,  East River, and Two Bridges. The juxtaposition of old and new makes this part of NYC worth visiting. From the former Fulton Fish Market and sailing ships to the modern malls filled with shops and food, the South Street Seaport has much to offer.

The Financial Crisis Tour – The Wall Street Experience

Original Post by Andrew Ruiz The 2008 Financial Crisis Tour – Where it Happened The ramifications of the 2008 recession are still being felt throughout the world. But how did this disaster come to pass? Our Financial Crisis Tour doesn’t skimp on detail. From CDOs to CDSs, this tour is an education in what not to do in the markets.

The History Behind Federal Hall

Before Washington D.C., the nation’s capital was New York City. In the early days of America, the Founding Fathers met at Federal Hall to propose, debate, and argue ideas and legislation that would ultimately shape the new country’s future.