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Small Businesses Can Now Apply for NYC’s New Opportunity Fund

New York City is preparing to pump out $75 million to help small businesses — that means Lower Manhattan storefronts, restaurants and services could be eligible for loans of up to $250,000 each. The NYC Small Business Opportunity Fund is a public-private program and part of Mayor Adams’s Blueprint for Recovery. About 1,500 businesses will be served by the money, with the goal of unleashing resources to aid business growth and survival as independent operations are still recovering from the Covid fallout. The loans will have a 4 percent interest rate and offer flexible terms for…

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How to Dine in the Dark at Alamo Drafthouse

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Explore life downtown

Whether you’re making the most of a weekend getaway or looking for ways to mix up your lunch break, Downtown New York has all the shopping, dining and entertainment you could ask for. From City Hall to The Battery, savor one-of-a-kind flavors, discover awe-inspiring museums, catch a show and so much more.

When one square mile contains infinite possibility, you never know what’s next. So get going, and see what’s happening in Downtown New York.

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Downtown has been changing

Managing the Downtown-Lower Manhattan Business Improvement District (BID), the Downtown Alliance is your first and best business resource. Whether you’re dreaming of a grand opening or big-time growth, we’re here to help in more ways than one.

Who is the downtown alliance

Our mission at the Alliance for Downtown New York is to provide service, advocacy, research and information to enhance the quality of life in Lower Manhattan and advance the vibrant neighborhood as a global model of a 21st century Central Business District. By supporting economic development, public safety, sanitation, transportation and more, we strive to make Lower Manhattan an exciting, clean and safe place to live, work and play.

About the Alliance