Monday, August 15, 2011

Post 9/11 - Financial District thriving 10 years later

Looking at Lower Manhattan ten years after Sept. 11 attacks

August 11, 2011 10:00AM
Ariel view of Lower Manhattan

Lower Manhattan is one of the fastest-growing neighborhoods in the city, the Wall Street Journal reported. Once considered a purely commercial district, abandoned come closing time, some 56,000 people now live south of Chambers Street, double the number of residents than in 2001.

"After Sept. 11, downtown became a residential community," said Tom Goodkind, a 22-year resident of Battery Park City. "It was odd."

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