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New York City Travel Guide

Lower Manhattan

Lower Manhattan, or in the parlance of New Yorkers emphatically giving directions to tourists, "all the way downtown," has long been where the action—and transaction—is. Originally the Dutch trading post called New Amsterdam (1626–47), this neighborhood is home to historic, cobbled streets next to soaring skyscrapers. This mix of old and new, the bustle of Wall Street, and a concentration

of city landmarks all lure visitors to the tip of Manhattan.

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