Who We Are

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The mission of the Alliance for Downtown New York is to provide service, advocacy, research and information to advance Lower Manhattan as a global model of a 21st century Central Business District for businesses, residents and visitors.

The Downtown Alliance manages the Downtown-Lower Manhattan Business Improvement District (BID), serving an area roughly from City Hall to the Battery, from the East River to West Street. As a BID, we provide the following:

  • Supplemental security and sanitation
  • Free transportation in Lower Manhattan
  • Streetscape and design services
  • Economic development advocacy
  • Comprehensive research about Lower Manhattan
  • Marketing and communication
  • Special event programming

The Downtown Alliance is striving to make Lower Manhattan a wonderful place to live, work and play by creating a vibrant, multi-use neighborhood where businesses can prosper and the residential community can flourish.

  • District Information - The Downtown Alliance serves the area roughly from City Hall to the Battery, from the East River to West Street. more >>
  • Contact Us - As Downtown's information clearinghouse, the Downtown Alliance is happy to assist you in any way we can. more >>
  • Membership Information - If you are a commercial property owner, commercial tenant, or a resident south of Chambers Street, we invite you to become a member of the Downtown Alliance. more >>
  • Staff Directory - more >>
  • Annual Reports and Audits - more >>


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board of directors

Alliance for Downtown New York's Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the Alliance for Downtown New York is comprised of property owners, commercial tenants, residents and elected officials. Click here for more information on the Board of Directors.

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Staff Directory


The Downtown Alliance staff is committed to serving you and getting you the information you need. For a list of our staff, click here:

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