Alliance for Downtown New York Announces Opening of New Visitor Center at Pier A
The Alliance for Downtown New York today announced the opening of its visitor center at one of Lower Manhattan’s newest attractions, Pier A. With tourism booming, Pier A is expected to draw [number?] of visitors in the coming year. Last year, Lower Manhattan welcomed 12.4 million tourists, an increase of 30% from the previous year.
“The Downtown Alliance is incredibly excited to be a part of Pier A’s reimaging and to see this incredibly significant historical landmark taken into its next era,” said Alliance for Downtown New York President Jessica Lappin. “Visitor services are an important part of the Alliance’s work and we are thrilled to extend our reach to even more of Lower Manhattan’s visitors at this newest center, in one of the district’s most impressive destinations.”
The visitor center will be open seven days a week, from 8 am to 6 pm, except for major holidays. The center will be staffed by Downtown Alliance employees, who will provide answers to visitor questions and guidance on Lower Manhattan offerings and attractions. Additionally, the center will be equipped with interactive kiosks, where visitors can obtain information about the area.
The Downtown Alliance has been providing information to Lower Manhattan’s visitors for more than ten years and currently operates visitor kiosks at the South Street Seaport, Bowling Green and 7 World Trade Center. Last year alone, the Alliance assisted 1.2 million visitors and provided them with nearly 500,000 pieces of collateral on behalf of Lower Manhattan museums and attractions.