In the Center of It All | Downtown Alliance

In the Center of It All

13 subway lines. 30 bus routes. 6 ferry terminals serving 13 routes. PATH trains to New Jersey.  A free downtown circulator bus. Lower Manhattan is just a few stops from everyone and everything in NYC. Midtown, Brooklyn, and Jersey City are all just a short train ride away. The 132 million transit riders who pass through Lower Manhattan take advantage of one of the most extensive transportation networks in the world. Over 860,000 creative and professional workers have a one-seat ride to Lower Manhattan, making the district ideally situated to tap into New York City’s creative workforce.

Over the last ten years, more than $6 billion has been invested in improving transportation infrastructure in Lower Manhattan. Projects have ranged from new ferry terminals to the spectacular Fulton Center and have created some of the most iconic public spaces in New York City. In 2016, the World Trade Center Transportation Hub opened, providing access to the NJ PATH as well as a virtual river-to-river underground linkage from Brookfield Place to One and 4 World Trade Center and through to Fulton Center. And the investment continues with citywide ferry service bringing five new routes to Pier 11-Wall Street and funding for the PATH train extension to Newark Airport, making Lower Manhattan the first New York CBD with direct transit access to an airport.

Lower Manhattan is also one of the best wired business districts in the country, boasting the most advanced fiber network in the United States and the largest free wi-fi network in New York.

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