The FiDi Families website aims to keep the families of this great neighborhood up to date on new classes, great restaurants, new schools, daycare facilities, kid stores, local pet resources, etc. And FiDi Families may even steer you in the right direction for some fun date night options in FiDi and Lower Manhattan. The neighborhoods that surround FiDi are fabulous and are easily accessible by foot, stroller, scooter, the subway and of course, the Downtown Connection shuttle or as the kids have named it “the bumpy bus”.
As a FiDi Family with two a Kindergartener and 2nd grader, who are 20 months apart, we are constantly on the hunt for new and exciting activities in FiDi and Lower Manhattan. Our family has been living in FiDi for nine years and we enjoy living and working in FiDi. Our neighborhood was dubbed the “Diaper District” in a 2009 NY Times article which highlighted the changing demographics and enormous changes to the bustling sidewalks of Wall Street.
FiDi is a neighborhood that has changed drastically in the past 10 – 15 years, with both the events on 9/11 and the change in the Financial markets. It’s hard to imagine that the Wall Street area is now home to two playgrounds (Imagination Playground and Pearl Street Playground), a waterfront dog-run and Pier 15 with manicured lawns, the Watermark Bar and a gorgeous view! Not to mention the arrival of several new pre-schools and daycare facilities, two new public elementary schools (Spruce Street and Peck Slip) and more on the way.
The Financial District is a great place to live and work and our aim is to keep you informed on all things FiDi and surrounding neighborhoods such as TriBeCa, Battery Park City, Chinatown, SoHo and Union Square. My family loves Lower Manhattan and we hope to help more families discover its hidden secrets and top-notch family friendly spots. The website also offers giveaways, discounted tickets to NYC events and provides reviews on toys and kid-friendly events.
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