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Furnishing the Hive

Now that we had our space, our next step was to develop a floor-plan – unfortunately I had no idea how many desks we could fit in the space or what...

Mess Around Downtown – October 21, 2009

Welcome back to Mess Around Downtown!I am always impressed when walking my Downtown beat by the small business owners that I get to meet and talk...

Downtown by the Numbers

Do you remember numerical series problems from elementary school? Things like: 2,4,8, __ What is the next number in the series? Why, its 16 of...

This week’s news from Lower Manhattan

The Rockefeller Foundation named the Downtown Alliance a grant winner in its 2009 New York City Cultural Innovation Fund competition. The grant is to...

This week’s news from Lower Manhattan

The Rockefeller Foundation named the Downtown Alliance a grant winner in its 2009 New York City Cultural Innovation Fund competition. The grant is to...

The Hunt for Space

From the very beginning, I knew that finding the right space for the Hive was critical to its success. The space needed to be compelling – after...

Community Planting Day

This year in planning our fall Community Planting Day at Bowling Green Park, we decided to have a free pumpkin giveaway for kids. In addition to...

The Downtown Chow Hound

Humanity can be split into roughly two halves. There are those who view lunch as a functional meal that should be eaten hastily, even spitefully –...

Bringing You the News

The Downtown Alliance's work involves everything in our neighborhood from infrastructure, to transportation, to sanitation, to public safety, to...

Our Family Lives — and Loves — Downtown

For 9 years I cursed the Long Island Railroad every morning and evening. When my wife and I were blessed with a beautiful daughter I became even...