About The AllianceDowntown

We aim to provide workers, residents and visitors with a clean, safe and dynamic neighborhood.

We aim to provide workers, residents and visitors with a clean, safe and dynamic neighborhood.

Our Mission

Since 1995, our mission at the Alliance for Downtown New York has been to provide service, advocacy, research and information to enhance the quality of life in Lower Manhattan and advance the dynamic, vibrant neighborhood as a global model of a 21st century Central Business District for businesses, residents and visitors. Serving an area from roughly City Hall to the Battery, from the East River to West Street, the Downtown Alliance manages the Downtown-Lower Manhattan Business Improvement District (BID). By supporting economic development, public safety, sanitation, transportation and more, the Downtown Alliance strives to make Lower Manhattan an exciting, clean and safe place to live, work and play.

Our People

Ric ClarkChairman

Ric Clark is co-founder and Managing Partner of WatermanClark, a vertically integrated real estate investment …

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Jessica LappinPresident

Jessica Lappin is the President of the Alliance for Downtown New York. The organization manages the country’…

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Meet our teams

You never know what you might need, but you’ll always know who to call. At the Downtown Alliance, our staff is committed to your success.
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Services We Provide To Downtown New York

Downtown Connection Bus Downtown Connection Bus Public Safety Public Safety Sanitation Sanitation Streetscape Streetscape LM Live LM Live Free Wi-Fi Free Wi-Fi Research & Data Collection Research & Data Collection Tourism Tourism

Cleaner. Safer. Easier to navigate. And even more connected. As a Business Improvement District, those are all things we want Lower Manhattan to be. Learn more about the range of services we bring to our neighborhood every day.

For The Press

Who. What. When. Where. Why.

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The SeaGlass Carousel’s Tourism Connection

Jewel-toned and ethereal, The Battery’s SeaGlass Carousel features giant, luminescent fish and dreamy music in a radiant glass and steel pavilion. It’s a one-of-a-kind, otherworldly experience unlike anything else…

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