Financial and Economic Highlights of Lower Manhattan

Janes Walk

Led By Howard Yaruss

This tour explores the financial and economic history of lower Manhattan and helps explain why New York is a world financial capital. Beginning at Bowling Green, continuing up Broadway, crossing the World Trade Center, and ending at the Tweed Courthouse, we discuss New York’s role in the world economy and explore how that role combined with the city’s local politics affected the built environment. This tour is a very popular part of a course I teach at NYU on real estate.


Approximately 1.5 miles of walking.

Location Information

RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.


Friday, May 5, 2023
3:00 PM
Greater than 1 hour

Borough: Manhattan
Theme: Art & Architecture, History & Culture
Language: English
Federal Hall in Lower Manhattan, circa 1915. Photo: Underwood & Underwood (now public domain).