Downtown ApartmentsGuidesTip of the day: check out Downtown NYC
The history, the buildings, extensive parks in the Battery Park City area, paved pedestrian trails that run all along the Hudson and the East River, South Street Seaport, Stone Street, Wall Street. Proximity to Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Governors Island ... And absolutely unparalleled access to Manhattan, Brooklyn, and New Jersey.
Transportation options? In addition to the regular cabs, subways (running up both East & West sides of Manhattan, as well as to Brooklyn) and buses, NYC's Downtown area offers access to helicopters, water taxis, the Path train, and high-speed ferries.
All of this doesn't even begin to cover the restaurants, shopping, and fabulous apartment buildings. There are even a few townhouses that can still be picked up for a decent price, which won't last long.