The business end of NYC

Lower Manhattan might not be for nighthawks, but with great food, smart shopping, a tremendous sense of energy and cheap hotel rates, it's well worth a visit, writes Gillian Nelis.

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor @gnelis
28th April, 2012
The business end of NYC
The New York Stock Exchange, whose establishment in 1817 ensured NYC's place as the financial capital of the US. Photo: Getty

Parallel universes don't come much more parallel than the one you enter when you step over the threshold of the shoe department of Century 21 on Cortland Street in New York's financial district.

It's a place where you convince yourself that the one thing you really need - in fact, can't live without - is a pair of $200 Wellington boots in a colour that even a Russian oligarch's wife would regard as a little on...

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