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Federal Hall, NYC

Federal Hall National Memorial: NYC’s Forgotten Attraction 

Right in the center of Wall Street sits one of America’s most significant landmarks. No, I’m not talking about the New York Stock Exchange — this is the Federal Hall National Memorial. This historic building is often overshadowed and overlooked by many, even locals. That’s why it’s my favorite stop on any Wall Street tour here in Lower Manhattan. Every tour guide dreams of teaching people something they didn’t know before, and almost nobody knows…

The Charging Bull

History of the Charging Bull (and How to See It)

The Charging Bull has become a universal symbol of the American stock market and big business. It’s also one of the most popular sights in New York City. Tourists travel from around the world to see the bronze beast, striking poses and snapping pictures in front of it.  It makes you wonder, how did it become so famous? Most people visiting don’t even know the story. Well, as a tour guide, that’s part of my…

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…

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.