Check Out All The Cool Stuff That's Hidden Behind Goldman Sachs

Goldman Alley

Photo: Julia La Roche for Business Insider

If you haven’t ventured behind Goldman Sachs 200 West Street office, you’re really in for a surprise.Behind the tower is a glass canopy-covered passageway that connects the bank and the Conrad hotel.  

The gap between the two buildings is conveniently filled with restaurants and shops among other things and it makes for an inviting space for socializing and relaxing during or after a workday. 

The passageway is officially known as North End Way, but it’s been reported by the New York Times that local residents call it “Goldman Alley.”  

We checked it out and now we’re going to take you on a photo tour of all the cool stuff Goldmanites have right at their back door.  

To find 'Goldman Alley,' you have to walk behind Goldman Sachs 200 West Street offices.

Here we are entering the glass-covered canopy passage.

Here's the back entrance at the bank leading into Goldman Alley.

Just steps from Goldman is the new luxurious Conrad hotel.

The lobby is absolutely breathtaking. The hotel was a transformation of the Goldman-owned Embassy Suites, according to Curbed.

The atrium is spacious and gorgeous.

Upstairs is the Loopy Doopy seasonal roof top bar.

The Loopy Doop bar offers gorgeous views of the Hudson River.

There's also a sweet view of Goldman's tower and the Freedom Tower.

Want to catch a movie after work? No problem. There's an 11-screen movie theatre behind Goldman, too.

Goldman is close to a Blue Smoke barbecue restaurant. According to the NYTimes, they offer a $25 takeout dinner since Goldmanites working after-hours usually get a $25 meal voucher.

There's also a Pick-A-Bagel nearby owned by Alan Phillips.

Phillips also opened up Wei West, an Asian restaurant behind Goldman.

He also has Beans and Greens.

Beans and Greens makes salads.

If someone from Goldman needs to pick up a nice bottle of wine, they can check out Vintry Fine Wines. Vintry was opened up by the Poulakakos family, who also owns Wall Street favourite Harry's of Hanover.

There was a wine tasting when we popped into Vintry.

The Poulakakos family also has Harry's Italian in Goldman Alley.

Popular Battery Place Market, which has its original location on the other side of the World Financial centre, opened up a location in Goldman Alley.

Battery Place Market opens at 6 a.m. and stays open until 1 a.m. making a perfect fit for many Goldman employees' schedules.

If a Goldman employee needs flowers, they can pop into Bloom -- a high-end flower store.

For Goldman eyes, there's an optometrist there, too. The eyeglasses shop Artsee offers trendy handmade frames.

Of course, there's the need for desserts and sweets.

Goldman let pastry chef Francois Payard open up a bakery there.

There's also a Shake Shack behind Goldman. It was rumoured once that there was a Goldman-only grill. (That's not true).

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