Wall Street is home to the New York Stock Exchange. It stretches from Broadway and continues eastwards to South Street until the East River, down through the Financial District’s historical centre.
The NYSE’s location of Wall Street is an actual street in the Lower Manhattan area of New York City.

The name Wall Street is a name that developed over time and is used to describe the local neighbourhood.
Originally the name Wall Street, is believed to derive from the 17th century, when the street formed a northern boundary for the settlement of New Amsterdam, with the intention to protect against colonial encroachment from the English.

Traders and speculators initially started trading informally under a buttonwood tree at the end of Wall Street. Towards the end of the 1700’s, the traders formalized their association with the Butterwood Agreement, which was the beginning of what we know today as the NYSE or New York Stock Exchange.