A Map of where Investment Banks are in Manhattan

I wanted to know where banks were in relation to each other, but alas I couldn't find a map that showed them all.

So, I made this fucking disaster:

Let me know if you want anything added.

ALSO: These locations are a "rough" estimate, don't use this shit to find your building on ya first day

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Comments (42)

Jun 24, 2018

This is really cool, interesting shift from Wall Street further up town. Pretty sure DB recently went to midtown as well is or soon (okay, soon as in 2021... calm down with the MS)

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Jun 24, 2018

Glad you like it man. And yea its interesting to see the divide from midtown to the financial district.

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Jun 24, 2018

B U M P

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Jun 25, 2018

DB is still downtown, not moving to midtown until 2021-2022

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Jun 25, 2018

I would re check Barclays and Wells Fargo those are both incorrect

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Jun 25, 2018

pls fix and resubmit. thx

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Jun 24, 2018

Can someone hit me with the addresses, I just went of the corporate site for the largest office in NY

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Jun 25, 2018

WF is at 375 Park. Also you could throw Centerview in there at 31 West 52nd Street and PWP at 757 Fifth.

Jun 24, 2018

Yessir, ill pop out the updated one tn,

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Jun 26, 2018

Correct, also Wells will be moving to Hudson yards in the near future

Jun 25, 2018

Barclays is 745 7th Avenue (between 49th and 50th St).

Jun 24, 2018

same for u pal

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Jun 25, 2018

CS couldn't choose between the financial district and midtown?

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Jun 27, 2018

Weird, right? Never understood that one.

Jun 30, 2018

Madison square park is pretty sweet, would have loved to do my banking stint there rather than midtown

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Jul 2, 2018

Anything but Midtown...

Jul 5, 2018

I worked at Credit Suisse during that restructuring/move - they were planning to move much of their back offices to either NJ or CT. This was during Mayor Rudy's administration. CS wound up getting wide range of tax abatements from the city, utility rebates from Con Ed and other perks to stay in New York and keep the jobs here. The location was definitely not very choice when we first moved from mid-town to the Flatiron area - Madison Square Park was super-skivvy before Credit Suisse, NY Life, Met Life and restauranteur Danny Meyer and others invested/donated millions to doll it up. The park and surrounding areas were waaaay seedy in the 80s when I used to volunteer at GMHC on 21st St., you didn't walk through MSP unless you were looking for drugs, sex or trouble. The transformation to the Flatiron area has been truly epic. And to think, now MSP hosts US Open events and all sorts of foodie/beverage events too...quite the come-up

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Jun 27, 2018

Very interesting. I started working in NYC only a decade ago so the backstory is pretty cool to know. Thanks for sharing this knowledge.

As you see it, is there any continued advantage to staying where they are?

Jul 5, 2018

My take is this, the move to that area almost 20 years ago certainly felt and seemed dicey at the time [especially when Credit Suisse then went on to acquire DLJ, which didn't improve internal matters], but nowadays, especially with the ability to webex/goto/joinme platforms for meetings, I don't think physical location is as limiting as people may think.

Add to that, Manhattan is probably one of the easiest areas of the city to navigate by public transit or by car.

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Jun 27, 2018
InfoDominatrix:

My take is this, the move to that area almost 20 years ago certainly felt and seemed dicey at the time [especially when Credit Suisse then went on to acquire DLJ, which didn't improve internal matters], but nowadays, especially with the ability to webex/goto/joinme platforms for meetings, I don't think physical location is as limiting as people may think.

Add to that, Manhattan is probably one of the easiest areas of the city to navigate by public transit or by car.

Ok makes sense....don't fix what isn't broken

Thanks :)

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Jun 25, 2018

Quick note:

  1. Many financial firms moved from the Financial District (aka FiDi) to Midtown after 9/11
  2. If any of you have ever lived in NYC for more than 2 months you'll know why all the banks/HFs/etc are only in Midtown and Fidi
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Jun 25, 2018
BatemanBatemanBateman:

Quick note:

  1. If any of you have ever lived in NYC for more than 2 months you'll know why all the banks/HFs/etc are only in Midtown and Fidi

I'll bite, I never lived in NYC. Why those two spots?

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Jun 25, 2018

Nothing to necessarily bite on, without living in NYC you'd never know.

Nearly all of the office space in skyscrapers in NYC are in the Financial District and Midtown.

Regarding Banks - they are traditionally some of the largest employers in the world so naturally they need plenty of office space and only sky scrapers can accommodate this. Regarding HF/PE/etc - they are some of the only firms that can reasonably afford the same, high-end offices. You'll also see Fotune 500 companies, (i.e. Colgate Palmolive), Law Offices, and Consulting firms occupy the same buildings.

Lastly - there's actually a very scientific reason why all the skyscrapers are in Midtown/FiDi.....it's because the bedrock in other areas (TriBeca, SoHo, The Villages, etc) is literally not strong enough to support a building that tall.

https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2015/07/the-manhattan-sk...

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Jun 25, 2018

Interesting, never knew about the bedrock bit.

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Jun 26, 2018

Yep. There's actually an awesome graphic that shows the buildings and the type of bedrock underneath, tracks perfectly with where the skyscrapers are.

Been trying to find the picture online for a couple of years.

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Jun 28, 2018

This isn't quite right. Bedrock exists everywhere. The problem is there's an underground "valley" of sorts, in the sense that the bedrock is closer to the surface in Midtown and FiDi. It's more than possible to build a skyscraper in between those areas, its just far more expensive to drive piles to reach that bedrock.

As land in general becomes more expensive, and those in-between areas gain in prestige and livability (and thus sell/rent for more per square foot), we're seeing more and more skyscrapers pop up in between those neighborhoods, because the expense of the foundation gets more bearable. Starting to see 30/40+ story buildings south of Madison Square Park, or moving up into TriBeCa/Two Bridges/etc.

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Jul 19, 2018

Also, a large majority of more senior bankers move out of Manhattan eventually. The commute to midtown is much easier than downtown if you live in Connecticut.

Jul 2, 2018

Super helpful. Our undergrad program did this for all of the aspiring bankers. Somebody should post a fully comprehensive map of all banks that is updated by the community on a link/external site. Would be really useful for future analyst/summer analysts as they attempt to schedule their days/interviews/housing while in the city.

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Jun 24, 2018

If you can recommend a platform to do this ill fuckin send it

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Jun 25, 2018

Agreed.

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Jun 26, 2018

Note that a lot of financial firms are migrating to the new Hudson Yards complex, including KKR.

Jun 26, 2018

This is actually pretty cool, why don't you do this on PPT instead of MS Paint? Also I think ABN AMRO is on the corner of Park Ave. and 42nd, should add those guys in too.

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Jun 24, 2018

Sir this masterpiece was done in apple preview not fucking paint.

but yea ill add it

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Jun 27, 2018

What is an ABN AMRO....

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Jun 26, 2018

Cowen at 53rd and Lex.

Allen & Co. 55th and 5th

LionTree 61st and Mad (sickest logo imo)

Jun 24, 2018

Also if anyone has a really high res map of NYC (like this one but less blurry) that would be stellar

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Jun 26, 2018

Google Earth

What concert costs 45 cents? 50 Cent feat. Nickelback.

Jun 24, 2018

smart man

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Jul 24, 2018

He should have just made this on a custom Google map.

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