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AN ODE TO THE FINANCIAL DISTRICT, NYC’S MOST UNDERRATED NEIGHBORHOOD

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Outlet: Thrillist

I moved out of the Financial District a month before Hurricane Sandy swept through town. My subway station was the Whitehall St R, a clean, underutilized platform approximately 17 escalators underground. (That’s about three miles, for those following along at home.) When the storm arrived, the station flooded in biblical fashion. Street cats floated down Exchange Pl on rafts of garbage. Chaos reigned, and rained, and may have even reined — though I can’t be certain. Even the banks closed. I heard they weren’t happy about it. From my new apartment in Brooklyn, I grinned at my good luck and invited Manhattan-exiled friends to come crash.

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