New York: Inextricably linked to both maritime and finance
The merchants of South Street founded the Stock Exchange and the New York Chamber of Commerce. That’s why the world’s greatest financial centre is in Lower Manhattan — it’s close to the port
While there are no longer ships docked at New York piers the same way as in the past, the city remains a major container port and is arguably going through a maritime renaissance, utilising its waterfront to a greater degree than at any time since World War Two
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