Lower Manhattan is the most historic neighborhood in New York City, full of fascinating museums, landmark buildings, architectural wonders, and much more. From the Statue of Liberty to the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Lower Manhattan should be at the top of any visitor’s itinerary.
The Downtown Alliance helps visitors discover Lower Manhattan’s many attractions. In addition to producing a host of handy visitor guides and maps, our efforts include the following:
Visitor Information Kiosks
The Downtown Alliance operates three visitor information kiosks throughout Lower Manhattan to promote local tourism and help orient visitors.
The kiosks are also stocked with various brochures, pamphlets, and maps which provide information about retailers, restaurants, cultural destinations, and wayfinding – all these items are available free of charge.
The kiosks’ locations and hours of operations are:
- T2 Plaza (2 World Trade Center) 9AM – 5PM
- Bowling Green Park 8AM – 6PM
- Pier A Harbor House 8AM – 6PM
- Mobile Kiosk at Pier A Harbor House 9AM – 6PM
Our kiosks are open seven days per week (other than Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and during extreme weather conditions), and staff can be identified by their red shirts with the Information Services logo.
Heritage Site Markers
Lower Manhattan is filled with dozens of famous monuments and landmarks. To call greater attention to Lower Manhattan architectural and historic sites, the Downtown Alliance established 38 Heritage Site Markers of Lower Manhattan’s most culturally significant places including Federal Hall, The Woolworth Building and Trinity Church.
Travel Trade Shows
We send a liaison to national and international travel shows to provide detailed information on visiting Lower Manhattan to tour operators and group travel planners. Our representative highlights the latest attractions, distributes thousands of visitor guides and arranges for tours and hotel stays with Downtown destinations. Among the shows we attend each year include, LaCumbre, Pow Wow and American Bus Association.
Explorer In Chief
In an effort to showcase everything Lower Manhattan has to offer, we held a national contest and named street photographer Josh Katz our Explorer In Chief. Katz spent the summer of 2021 photographing everything in sight below Chambers Street — covering the behind-the-scenes likes of the neighborhood’s most cherished restaurants and speaking with neighbors about up and coming developments, such as the Performing Arts Center.