Wednesday, August 31, 2011

NYC's Financial District and downtown starts to swell with stores, restaurants as WTC is restored

A decade ago, the Financial District swelled with workers in suits and ties, only to virtually empty out as the sun set.
Now, the area's growing 24/7 crowd of residents and tourists, along with the progress at Ground Zero as the tenth anniversary of 9/11 approaches, is beginning to attract the attention of yet another group: retailers and restaurateurs.
"Certainly there are a lot more people downtown, either because they're living there, working there, or visiting there," said Robin Abrams, executive vice president at real estate firm The Lansco Corporation.
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