Located in the heart of downtown Manhattan, Club Quarters, World Trade Center is not only surrounded by some of the most powerful corporations and organizations in the world, it is situated directly across from the rising World Trade Center September 11 Memorial Museum and Freedom Tower.
Those familiar with downtown New York City will recognize that Wall Street, the Financial District, the World Financial Center and Battery Park City are just steps away from this hotel. And at the end of the day, when business affairs are complete, member guests can enjoy some of the neighborhood's best attractions including the Winter Garden Shops and Restaurants at the World Financial Center, Fraunces Tavern Museum, the waterfront of Battery Park City and locals' favorite department store, Century 21.
Battery Park City: Built in 1979 on landfill excavated during construction of the former World Trade Center, Battery Park City's 92 acres feature gardens, parks, plazas and a riverside esplanade offering spectacular harbor and skyline views. Battery Park City offers one of Manhattan's best playgrounds, which kids come from miles around to visit.
Century 21 Department Store (22 Cortlandt Street): Voted best discount store in NYC – a destination for apparel, footwear, handbags, accessories and home fashions.
Fraunces Tavern Museum (54 Pearl Street): Museum of colonial and revolutionary New York.
New York Mercantile Exchange (One North End Avenue): Began as the Butter and Cheese Exchange in 1872. Today it is the world's largest physical commodities exchange, where billions of dollars in crude oil, natural gas, electricity and precious metals change hands daily.
New York City Police Museum (100 Old Slip): Gives visitors an insider’s look at the history and traditions of the largest police force in the country and its role in the history of New York City.
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (One Bowling Green): Located at the historic Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House in lower Manhattan. Permanent and temporary exhibitions, as well as a range of public programs—including music and dance performances, films, and symposia—explore the diversity of the native people of the United States.
South Street Seaport Museum (12 Fulton Street): Presents the history of New York as a world port.
Stone Street (between Coenties Alley and Hannover Square): Downtown’s best kept secret, a one-block curved street, still looks like it did in the late 19th century. Many of the buildings date to 1836. Many consider it a jewel, not just for the restaurant line-up but for the well preserved row of old townhouses, which provide a refreshing dose of classic brown brick and iron in an area dominated by towering office buildings.
St. Paul’s Chapel (209 Broadway): Built in the 1760s, St. Paul's is Manhattan's oldest public building in continuous use, and its only pre-Revolutionary church. Eighteenth century regulars included George Washington, who walked here from Federal Hall to attend a service of thanksgiving following his first inauguration. Look for his private pew.
St. Peter’s Church (22 Barclay Street): St. Peter's is the oldest Roman Catholic parish in New York City. Built in the Greek Revival style, this granite church with six Ionic columns was completed in 1838 replacing an earlier building of 1785.
Trinity Church (Broadway/Wall Street): New York's tallest structure when it was built in 1846, this neo-Gothic building is the third Trinity Church erected at this site. The 1699 original, destroyed in a fire, was New York's first church. Buried in the centuries-old churchyard, among others, are Alexander Hamilton, Robert Fulton and members of the Astor family.
World Financial Center (220 Vesey Street): Features the Winter Gardens Shops and Restaurants, with more than 40 restaurants, brand-name retailers and specialty shops, and the Arts at the World Financial Center, the leading showcase for visual and performing arts in lower Manhattan.
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