Downtown Alliance Issues Statement on Passage of Federal Hurricane Sandy Relief Package
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.
"On behalf of the Lower Manhattan business community, we would like to thank Congress for passing the Hurricane Sandy Relief Package. We would also like to express our sincere gratitude to Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, Congressman Nadler and the New York Congressional delegation, Governor Cuomo, and Mayor Bloomberg for their steadfast leadership on securing these critical relief funds for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
"Though Lower Manhattan escaped the worst of Hurricane Sandy, America's fourth largest business district was not unscathed. The Downtown Alliance and local leaders are working hard to support Lower Manhattan’s small businesses, property owners, residents and cultural institutions and we are pleased that our federal government has committed resources to do the same. These federal funds will help Lower Manhattan come back even stronger as a world-class, 21st century business district."