What New York lacks in public squares it makes up for in POPS – Privately Owned Public Spaces meant to provide light, air, breathing room and green space to ease the character of the city’s densest areas. Not surprisingly, in Manhattan many of these spaces are found in the lobby-level of office buildings. Frequented by the power lunch crowd and street kids alike, 60 Wall Street is a 24-hour indoor atrium.
I love the flashy marble and indoor palm trees. The interior screams grandiose business chic of the 1980s from movies like American Psycho. I work downtown, and my co-workers and I grab lunch to-go at one of the many spots nearby then head here for a relaxing break, especially nice when it’s really hot, really cold, or raining.
Special tip: When you’re done, the Wall Street subway station can be accessed from inside the atrium. Just pop down the stairs, swipe your MetroCard and be on your way to exploring Manhattan and beyond.