FiDi and the other residential pockets near Ground Zero, proved tough enough to survive 9/11 plus further economic calamity years later.
…10 years later, the neighborhood has more than doubled in size. (The Downtown Alliance puts the population at 56,000.) After years of squabbles, the World Trade Center site is moving forward. Hotels, rentals and condos have risen. Restaurants are open late. Strollers bump around in morning rush hour.