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Wall Street, Financial District

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Wall Street, Financial District, New York City New York

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Wall Street, in the Financial District, is home to the New York Stock Exchange. It's interesting to walk the street you've seen so many times in the News and look up at the familiar buildings. If you're visiting the National September 11 Memorial, it's just a few blocks away. The history of Wall Street goes all the way back to the Dutch settlers of the early 1600s, when it was called "de Waal Straat." George Washington's inauguration took place here in 1789, and a plaque references this. Young kids won't find anything interesting here, but older kids might take an interest in this historical area. Just around the corner is Zuccotti Park where Occupy Wall Street was held. 

This part of the city is kind of dreary, with its cold narrow streets- if you only have a few days in NYC, skip it. 

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Street sign with pretty buildings behind.
Street sign with pretty buildings behind.
Trinity Church, at the end of Wall Street.
Trinity Church, at the end of Wall Street.
New York Stock Exchange.
New York Stock Exchange.
Trinity Church.
Trinity Church.
   

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Last Updated Thu, 05 Dec 2013 21:08:09 GMT