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This Burning Man Sculpture Is Now on View at Brookfield Place

Colors twist and transform through triangles of light, creating iridescent shadows through NASA-developed materials in the newest sculpture unveiled at Brookfield Place.The 20-foot piece is called “Pulse Portal” and comes from artist Davis...

Public Design Installation “Geo” Immerses Downtown in Color and Light

Public Design Installation “Geo” Immerses Downtown in Color and Light

"Geo," the Downtown Alliance’s newest public art installation, is coming to the plaza in front of 140 Broadway, where it will offer Lower Manhattan...

How Manhattan’s Cityscape Was Remade After WWII

How Manhattan’s Cityscape Was Remade After WWII

The Manhattan Project is the title famously given to the development of the atom bomb during World War II, but “the Manhattan Projects” is a term...

Artists Turned a Former Dunkin’ Into an Innovative Art Gallery

Artists Turned a Former Dunkin’ Into an Innovative Art Gallery

You can find a Dunkin’ in almost any neighborhood in Manhattan, but only one has a former Dunkin’ that’s been turned into an art...

These China Institute Events Will Hop You Right Into the Year of the Rabbit

These China Institute Events Will Hop You Right Into the Year of the Rabbit

You only have a few weeks left to get ready for the new year — the Chinese new year, that is. The Year of the Rabbit on the Chinese lunar...

How Would City Agencies Respond to the Slime-Covered Museum in “Ghostbusters 2”?

How Would City Agencies Respond to the Slime-Covered Museum in “Ghostbusters 2”?

New Year’s Eve is a time for clean slates, unless you start off the year drenched in supernatural slime. We’re of course talking about the...

African Burial Ground Honors Kwanzaa Traditions

African Burial Ground Honors Kwanzaa Traditions

Here’s your chance to celebrate Kwanzaa in one of the most sacred places in all of Lower Manhattan. The African Burial Ground National...

27 Lower Manhattan Movie Locations You Should Know

27 Lower Manhattan Movie Locations You Should Know

It might be a cliché, but NYC really is everybody's favorite movie setting. That's especially true for us at the Downtown Alliance, and what began...

A Holiday Cocktail Bar Is Coming to Brookfield Place — and So Is Santa

A Holiday Cocktail Bar Is Coming to Brookfield Place — and So Is Santa

Here’s your chance to drink seasonal cocktails under 640 twinkling lanterns, and help out a good cause in the process. Brookfield Place is all...

Where to Celebrate Hanukkah in Lower Manhattan

Where to Celebrate Hanukkah in Lower Manhattan

Six events where you and your family can observe this year’s Festival of Lights below Chambers Street. 1. Hanukkah on Ice at Pier 17The Seaport...

McNally Jackson Book Talk Uncovers the “Raw Deal” Behind the Meat Industry

McNally Jackson Book Talk Uncovers the “Raw Deal” Behind the Meat Industry

Among all the many other ways the meat industry is failing us, from environmental destruction to animal- and human-rights abuses, here’s one more...

Four Winter Villages That’ll Transport You to the North Pole

Four Winter Villages That’ll Transport You to the North Pole

You might have noticed all the holiday cheer already being spread throughout the neighborhood, but one perennial activity that cannot be overlooked...