Where is Wall Street?
Most people have heard of Wall Street as the place where the nation’s most well known financial transactions take place. We’ve seen it in moviesbrokers in suits screaming, sucking down cold coffee and shouting into a telephone in each hand. Wall Street is in New York City, and has been, in fact, since 1644, when the inhabitants of Manhattan built a wall across Manhattan Island to keep the marauding British at bay. In one way or another, Wall Street has been protecting Manhattan against invaders ever since.