Game On! Summer Programming Along Water Street 2014
The Downtown Alliance is launching a summer series of programs at seven locations along Water Street, from Whitehall Street to Wall Street, beginning June 26th and lasting through Labor Day. At the same time the Alliance is thrilled to announce the completion of a huge expansion of its free Wi-Fi system that now will largely blanket the entire Water Street corridor from Fulton Street to the Battery along with the East River Esplanade.
The programming series is entitled Game On!, and will present a variety of games and activities in Water Street’s public spaces. The goal of the programs is to activate these spaces to encourage the nearby commercial and residential tenant populations to utilize these areas in new, lively and fun ways. Everything from Nok Hockey and Foosball tables, giant Connect Four games, Battleship board games, traditional chalk games like hopscotch, shuffleboard and mini golf will be available.
The program was conceived of and sponsored by the Alliance for Downtown New York with support from the New York City Economic Development Corporation and creative contributions from HR&A, Auster Agency, and 3x3 Design.
Go to www.downtownny.com/gameon for the latest up to date information on the program.
Water Street: A New Approach
Transforming Lower Manhattan's Modern Commercial Boulevard
The vision for Water Street proposes broad integrated changes in the physical environment to sustain the success of Lower Manhattan's key commercial corridor. The character of the Water Street subdistrict calls for ambitious and holistic intervention across each facet of the physical environment. The product of a two-year effort, this study was designed to capture and synthesize the views of a broad and inclusive range of stakeholders.
Click on the links below to learn more about Water Street, why it is so important to Lower Manhattan's future and what we think should happen to sustain this corridor as a premier commercial address.