Former Upper East Side Councilwoman Jessica Lappin has been named president of Alliance for Downtown New York, the nonprofit announced.
She will take over the post, as well as that of president of the Alliance’s sister organization, the Downtown-Lower Manhattan Association, on February 10.
The New York Giants will be honored soon with a new plaque in Lower Manhattan’s Canyon of Heroes. The plaque, installed by the Alliance for Downtown New York, will join the 203 already embedded in the sidewalk along Broadway, from the Battery to City Hall. The plaques mark the ticker-tape parades that have traveled up Read More
The Alliance for Downtown New York, the city’s biggest business improvement district, just put out a statement by its chairman, Robert Douglass, on Merrill Lynch’s pending plans to move from downtown to midtown.
While understandably heavy on the pleading, the statement also leans on the practical:
Utilizing the many financial incentives available Read More
This stat might surprise you:
The average salary in lower Manhattan now is more than $115,000, and about $550 million is spent there annually by employees of businesses below Chambers Street.
These numbers come from business-booster group Alliance for Downtown New York’s recently released Lower Manhattan Retail Market Overview. The report Read More