FINANCIAL DISTRICT, MANHATTAN

A stockbroker, a shoemaker & three brothers in the jewelry business are your tour guides to the Financial District – a working neighborhood turned “it” place to live.

Mini #8: JOE CHIRICO, CARROLL GARDENS

Joe Chirico’s mother, Marietta, opened a dry goods store to supplement the family income during the Great Depression. Today Joe is in his 90s and is still selling socks, underwear and cobbler aprons at the Carroll Gardens storefront.