People across the globe experienced the 9/11 attacks in New York City at some level, but those that actually lived in Lower Manhattan at the time knew terror quite unlike the rest of us experienced that day. Although some residents decided to stay in the area, others moved away and didn’t look back. It’s been ten years, and it has only been in the past few that the neighborhood has really started to come into its own again.
Lower Manhattan is a testament to the resilience of the city and of the people that live there. The neighborhood is again thriving and bustling with some of the most awe-inspiring apartment buildings and parks you could imagine. New York didn’t just revitalize Lower Manhattan; it made it better; stronger. Now, more people are moving into Lower Manhattan than ever before.
Here’s a look at some at just how far the neighborhood has come since September 11, 2001:
New York by Gehry
• Financial District
• 76 floors making it the tallest residential building in the western hemisphere
• Building boasts its own public school which opened this month
• 903 units including studios, 1, 2, and 3-bedrooms
• Rentals only at $3,190 – $14,900 and up
The Residence at The Ritz
• Battery Park
• Waterfront property with white glove service and doorman
• 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
• $5.25 million to buy
• Five-story townhouse with a sixth-floor greenhouse, chef’s kitchen, and gym
• 2 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, high ceilings, exposed beams and brick walls
• $35,000/month to rent
As you can see, these are just a few of Lower Manhattan’s best offerings. Swanky buildings and white glove service are quickly becoming the norm as completion of the Freedom Tower moves nearer.