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Moving -- Maria Alvarado-Behl


Capital New York

Maria Alvarado-Behl, the longtime City Council spokeswoman started a new job this week as the director of public affairs for the Downtown Alliance. Alvarado helped shaped communications and messaging for the past two City Council speakers, Gifford...


BNY Mellon Takes 350 KSF at Brookfield’s Downtown NYC Complex


Commercial Property Executive

The Lower Manhattan office market seals a deal with another big fish. BNY Mellon has signed on for 350,000 square feet at 225 Liberty St., one of the five office towers in Brookfield Office Properties Inc.’s 8 million-square-foot Brookfield Place...


Beer Garden, 'Urban Beach' and Mini-Golf Coming to Financial District



Downtown residents won't have to travel far to grab some brews at an outdoor beer garden or soak up some sun at an "urban beach" starting Thursday.


Lower Manhattan Tuesdays


The Chef's Connection

Every Tuesday through September 30, dine out in Lower Manhattan and save big at more than 30 restaurant offering special promotions and/or discounts during Lower Manhattan Tuesdays presented by the Downtown Alliance.


Fun and Games with a Serious Purpose


The Broadsheet Daily

The Downtown Alliance has announced "Game On!" -- a summer program of outdoor fun with a serious purpose: drawing visitors and arousing interest in the Water Street corridor and its public spaces.


Here’s What Downtown’s New Beach Will Look Like


Bedford + Bowery

Yesterday we told you about Game On!, which’ll bring board games, beer gardens, and a mini mini-golf course to the East River waterfront this summer. Now we have a rendering of the beach that’ll open at Water Street and Whitehall Plaza this Thursday...


Summer Nights at the Markets


The Broadsheet Daily

As the days grow longer, several greenmarkets have been scheduled for evening enjoyment. Tomorrow, Thursday, June 19, is the first of two night markets that will be held on Water Street between Broad Street and Old Slip, from 4 - 8pm.


Discounts Downtown Lower Manhattan Tuesdays Program Offers Deals on Everything from Retail to Restaurants


The Broadsheet Daily

New Yorkers of a certain age will remember ubiquitous television commercials in the 1970s that proclaimed, Wednesday is Sundae at Carvel." Fast forward 40 years, substitute discounts and deals at more than 60 Downtown dining, retail, cultural and...


Brookfield Said Close to Filling Lower Manhattan Vacancy



Brookfield Property Partners LP (BPY) is close to filling most of the Lower Manhattan office space formerly rented by Merrill Lynch & Co., the investment bank whose buyout was a symbol of the financial crisis.


Amped Up - Free Juice Available At Ten Lower Manhattan Locations


The Broadsheet Daily

Good news for power-hungry Lower Manhattanites: The Downtown Alliance has launched a network of solar-powered charging stations at which anyone with a mobile phone or tablet can replenish their device's battery at no cost.


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