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1. Which of the following outlines the Financial District?
- The Financial District is located at the southern tip of Manhattan.
2. Which subway does NOT stop in the Financial District?
- The 7 train does not stop in the Financial District. The purple-line train runs west to east from Chelsea to Queens. The Financial District is one of the most accessible places to live, with access to the A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, J, Z, R, W trains.
3. What year was One World Trade Center completed?
- One World Trade Center was completed in 2013. Proposals for reconstruction were made almost immediately following the 9/11 attacks. The final design for One World Trade Center was released June 28, 2015. The final piece of the tower was placed on May 10, 2013. (Wikipedia)
4. Which landmark financial building is located in the Financial District?
- The Goldman Sachs headquarters is located in the Financial District at 200 West Street.
5. The New York Stock Exchange is located on Wall St. between:
- The New York Stock Exchange is located on Wall Street between Broad Street and Broadway.
6. Other than the 9/11 memorial, which of the following New York memorials is located in the Financial District?
- The Federal Hall National Memorial is located in the Financial District on Wall Street between Nassau St. and William St. One of its most famous exhibits is George Washington’s Inauguration Gallery, which includes the Bible he used to swear his oath to office. (Wikipedia)
7. Average rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in the Financial District would cost around
- The median asking rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in the Financial District is $5,500. (Street Easy)
8. Which of the following is a photo of St. Paul’s Chapel, the oldest church in New York City located in the Financial District?
- George Washington was in the Financial District in 1789 for the first presidential inauguration at Federal Hall on Wall Street. According to the New York Times, after his inauguration, he went to a service at St. Paul’s Chapel, a small church built in 1766 that survived 9/11, despite its location across from the World Trade Center. St. Paul’s Chapel is now part of the Parish of Trinity Church, and stands as the oldest church in New York City.
9. Which of the following streets is NOT located in the Financial District?
- Chambers Street is located north of the Financial District.
10. The northeastern part of the Financial District was once known as:
- In the early 20th century, the northeastern part of the Financial District was known as the Insurance District because of the large number of insurance companies that had their offices in that area. (Wikipedia)
11. The first location of the New York Stock Exchange was in a
- Totine Coffee House was the first location of the New York Stock Exchange until 1817, when it moved to a rented room at 40 Wall Street. It then moved from there in 1835 after a fire destroyed the building to a new location on Broad Street. A new building was built in 1903 which is now the current New York Stock Exchange. (Ten Facts)
12. How tall is One World Trade Center?
- One World Trade Center is 1,776 feet tall, and stands as the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere by architectural height, and the sixth-tallest building in the world. (Wikipedia)
13. Which of the following is the Charging Bull, located on Wall Street?
14. What was Wall Street originally called?
- Wall Street was originally called De Waal Straat by the Dutch settlers. It is believed to be named after a wall that the Dutch built to protect themselves from the British. (Ten Facts)
15. When does trading in the New York Stock Exchange open and close?
- The opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange is rung at 9:30 a.m. Sometimes it is rung by someone famous. The closing bell is rung at 4 p.m. (Ten Facts)