Whether you’re a fan of Martin Scorsese’s latest NYC-based blockbuster “The Wolf of Wall Street,” or a regular stock market player yourself, there’s a special Manhattan for finance enthusiasts. Here’s your guide to the business professional’s Manhattan.
The quintessential Wall Street post, the New York Stock Exchange is where you need to start to get in the business mindset. While you can’t get to the floor without a permit, a stroll through one of Manhattan’s oldest, and most architecturally inspiring sectors is sure to galvanize your trip in NYC.
New York Stock Exchange. 11 Wall St, New York, NY. (212) 656-3000
Who could forget in Wolf of Wall Street, when Matthew Mcconaughey’s chest-thumping lunch scene with Leonardo Dicaprio set high above the New York skyline? Feast from above at the Meatpacking District’s poshest steakhouse, STK Downtown just like these characters. Indulge in a porterhouse and truffle fries on the cozy roof deck while sipping handcrafted cocktails just like Matt and Leo.
STK Downtown. 26 Little W 12th St, New York, NY. (646) 624-2444
NYC businessmen are known to go on spending sprees, and they all love Barneys. Home to some of the world’s most luxurious brands, like Prada, Dior and Balenciaga, Barneys is the place to shop if you’re looking for the best. Characterized by a winding four story staircase, Barneys’ flagship 7th Avenue location is a sight to behold in and of itself.
Barneys New York, Downtown. 101 7th Ave, New York, NY. (646) 264-6400
Pier 25, Tribeca
Enjoy NYC’s nautical scene just a short walk from the Duane Street Hotel. Pier 25 is a popular docking site for all kinds of boats—from sailboats to mega-yachts. But it’s also the site of NYC’s coolest oyster spot, Grand Banks—a floating seafood-serving schooner.
Grand Banks. Pier 25, Hudson River Park, New York, NY. (212) 660-6312
This Godfather-esque Italian icon in Harlem is the hardest place in the city (and maybe the world) to get a table—but your golden ticket could be the bar. With no reservation required, dress to impress and mingle with the regulars. If you rub shoulders with the right person you might find yourself eating some of the best food in the country.
RAO’s. 455 E 114th St, New York, NY. (212) 722-6709