As the site of the nationĚs first capital, downtown Manhattan has a rich history. Maiden Lane was ManhattanĚs first theater district in the early 1800s. By 1840 jewelers and allied craftsmen had taken over the street as their own, and by 1880 Maiden Lane had become the headquarters of the jewelry trade.

Since the beginning, the Seaport has always been there, bringing the lure of faraway places right to your door. New restaurants, clubs and gourmet & specialty markets abound. From jogging and dog-walking to riverfront dining at the Seaport and late-night caf» hopping, the area offers everything you could want.

Effortless commuting from a dozen nearby subway lines gets you where you want to go in record time.