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1.5 out of 10

Washington St, Financial District

40.7102280970987 -74.0135875562466
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Tourists


1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5

"World Trade Meyley"

Washington Street is right in the middle of all of the World Trade Center hullaballoo. Washington is a small street that only runs through the Fidi for about a block. And, unfortunately for Washington Street it is completely engulfed in construction. The west side of Washington holds the Barclay - Vesey building. It's a really cool building that looks like it's made out of stone legos. It's from the 1920's and though it was very damaged during the 9/11 attacks, it still stands. Across the street is the only thus far completed building in the new World Trade Center. It's a 52 story glass building that looks like a big blue mirror. But, I like it. The building that was destroyed in the attacks housed the IRS, the CIA and the INS though none of them have returned to the new guy.
Washington dead ends at Ground Zero and this particular chunk of it will someday be the Freedom Tower and a performing arts center. The Freedom tower will replace both of the Twin Towers and will be a massive 1776 feet tall which, apparently, was done on purpose to commemorate our date of independence. I'm actually really happy that a performing arts center is going next door as this area is completely bereft of arts at all. It'll add, hopefully, somewhat of a neighborhood feel at night.
This street is under massive construction every which way so even you can live on it at this point, I really wouldn't.
  • Historical importance
  • Loud and crowded
  • Construction
  • Nothing to do
Recommended for
  • Tourists

Unranked Streets in Financial District

Barclay St

"Short Street near Ground Zero"
40.7142090015849 -74.0129334975658

Greenwich St

"Loud and crowded . . but cool buildings."
40.7054835003639 -74.0146605029215

Ann St

"Used to be wild; now its wearing a business suit"
40.7102455017761 -74.0067334967906

Beaver St

"Loads of old buildings but not much to do. "
40.7050812912606 -74.0108588954744
"A tunnel entrance (exactly how it sounds)"
40.7064405068765 -74.0149966764442

Brooklyn Brg

"Great Bridge with an ugly entrance area"
40.7082496596258 -73.9994917861152

Carlisle St

"Give Carlisle Street a Few Years and it will Come Back to Life"
40.7090740145221 -74.0140472842191

Exchange Aly

"A block of offices"
40.7069570008137 -74.0129409987697

Liberty St

"Financial new and old"
40.7094970370062 -74.0112727958873

Maiden Ln

"One of the more happening streets in Fidi"
40.7080881858846 -74.0080952346386

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