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Downtown-Lower Manhattan Association Issues Statement on Governor Cuomo’s Storm Mitigation Measures Presented in 2014-2015 Executive Budget


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Downtown-Lower Manhattan Association Chairman Robert R. Douglass and Acting President William Bernstein today issued the following statement on New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s 2014-2015 Executive Budget measures to... read more >>

FACT SHEET: Lower Manhattan Update One Year After Hurricane Sandy


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A year after Hurricane Sandy barreled across the tri-state region, all major markets in the Lower Manhattan Central Business District have recovered and economic growth in the area below Chambers Street has continued to flourish,... read more >>

International Downtown Association Honors Downtown Alliance with Annual Pinnacle Award for its Comprehensive Response to Hurricane Sandy


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As part of its annual Downtown Achievement Awards, the International Downtown Association (IDA) honored the Alliance for Downtown New York with one of 12 Pinnacle Awards, the IDA’s highest honor. The IDA recognized the Downt... read more >>

Statement from Downtown Alliance President Liz Berger on Mayor Bloomberg's Release of the Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency Report


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This afternoon Alliance for Downtown New York President Liz Berger attended Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency speech , at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, which detailed plans to protect the c... read more >>

Downtown Alliance Releases Post-Sandy Report: Lower Manhattan is Back to Business


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Four months after Hurricane Sandy, Downtown Alliance data shows substantial progress across Lower Manhattan’s commercial, residential, tourism and small business markets. While isolated restoration work continues, the vast m... read more >>

Downtown Alliance Submits Testimony on Impact of Hurricane Sandy on Lower Manhattan’s Small Businesses


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Elizabeth H. Berger, president of the Alliance for Downtown New York, today submitted testimony to the New York City Council Committees on Small Business and Economic Development. In her testimony, Berger discussed the steps the D... read more >>

Downtown Alliance Issues Statement on Passage of Federal Hurricane Sandy Relief Package


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Alliance for Downtown New York Chairman Robert R. Douglass and President Elizabeth H. Berger today issued the following statement on the passage of the Hurricane Sandy Relief Package by the United States House of Representatives.... read more >>

Downtown Alliance Awards $266,000 in Grants and $120,000 in Deferred Grants to Lower Manhattan Small Businesses through Back to Business Grant Program


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The Alliance for Downtown New York, as part of its Lower Manhattan: Back to Business Small Business Grant Program established after Superstorm Sandy, today provided the first 17 grants to Lower Manhattan small businesses in an amo... read more >>

Due to Overwhelming Demand from Local Small Businesses, Downtown Alliance Closes Application Period for Back to Business Small Grant Program


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Following the launch of the Lower Manhattan: Back to Business Small Business Grant Program, the Downtown Alliance has now closed the period for local businesses to submit grant applications. Currently, over 130 businesses impacted... read more >>

Back to Business Grant Application Now Available for Lower Manhattan Small Businesses in Flood Zone A


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Following the Downtown Alliance’s announcement of the Lower Manhattan: Back to Business Small Business Grant Program, Lower Manhattan small business proprietors affected by Hurricane Sandy may now submit completed applicatio... read more >>

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