It’s no secret that Lower Manhattan has completely remade itself. Again. Over the past decade or so, the global financial center, which used to become a ghost town on evenings and weekends after business hours, has developed into a 24/7 neighborhood teeming with hotels, restaurants and young parents pushing strollers.
A new book, “A Century Downtown,” out Feb. 4, reminds us that the area has always been in flux.
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