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From Construction Site to National Landmark: How Lower Manhattan’s African Burial Ground Was Saved

The 1991 discovery of one of Manhattan’s most significant historical landmarks began like many other days in the city, with construction crews breaking ground for a new building. Preliminary, archeological digging for a new federal office building...

Twenty Developments That Defined The Changes Seen In The Post-9/11 Era

Twenty Developments That Defined The Changes Seen In The Post-9/11 Era

 In the 20 years since 9/11, dozens of new developments have popped up in Lower Manhattan, allowing Downtown to transition from the city’s...

Flag Buffs Will Delight At Fraunces Tavern Museum’s Two New Exhibitions

Flag Buffs Will Delight At Fraunces Tavern Museum’s Two New Exhibitions

History nerds, mark your calendars: On Friday, April 2, Fraunces Tavern Museum debuts two new exhibitions, each a study of flags and popular emblems...

Everything Old Is New Again: Conversions of Historic Properties in Lower Manhattan

Everything Old Is New Again: Conversions of Historic Properties in Lower Manhattan

Read the Downtown Alliance's overview of historic properties in Lower Manhattan that are being reimagined and preserved through significant...