Wall Street is the financial district of New York City and the U.S., centered on the eight-block-long street running from Broadway and Trinity Church to South Street by the East River in Lower Manhattan. Wall Street and surrounding streets are the home of the New York Stock Exchange, which is the world's largest stock exchange by listed companies. Other major exchanges have or had headquarters in the Wall Street area, including the New York Mercantile Exchange, NASDAQ, the New York Board of Trade, and the American Stock Exchange. And major companies and buildings are on Wall Street. These include: Seamans Bank, United States Assay Office, Citibank building, Munson building and others on Wall Street.
The Financial District of New York City (sometimes called the FiDi) is a neighborhood on the southern area section of the borough of Manhattan which comprises the headquarters of many of the city's and countries major financial institutions, including the New York Stock Exchange and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The World Trade Center existed in the northern section until the 2001 September 11 attacks and is currently being rebuilt with new skyscrapers.
As a district, it encompasses roughly the area south of City Hall Park but excluding southwest Battery Park and Battery Park City. The center of the Financial District is often considered to be the famous corner of Wall Street and Broad Street, both of which are contained entirely within the district and have famous landmarks down every street.