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Development Sites

March 2020

Quarterly maps compiled by the Downtown Alliance that outline ongoing and upcoming construction work in the neighborhood. The maps are divided by geography and include addresses, estimated height, potential uses and expected completion date for individual projects. 

Bike Infrastructure and Commuting in Lower Manhattan

August 2020

The Alliance for Downtown New York is pleased to release a report detailing the importance and growth of cycling, as an alternative transportation method in commuting to work in Lower Manhattan.

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has forced us all to rethink many of our most basic routines — including how to get to and from our offices when the time comes to return to work. For both employers and employees, finding alternative ways to get to and from the office will be critically important in the coming months.  Read More

Healthcare And Nonprofits In Lower Manhattan

March 2019

The Alliance for Downtown New York is pleased to release a report covering the importance of healthcare and nonprofit companies to Lower Manhattan's economy and office market. More than 1,000 tenants in these industries are in offices south of Chambers Street. These sectors have grown significantly since the depths of the recession in 2009 and helped push overall private sector employment in the district to its highest level since September 11, 2001. Their growing presence downtown increases the resiliency of the area’s economy while adding richness and complexity to the labor profile of the neighborhood. Read More

2019 Retail Market Guide

April 2019

The 2019 Lower Manhattan Retail Market Guide is a look book featuring demographics, maps and highlights of the major retail development projects in Lower Manhattan.

Lower Manhattan is undergoing an incredible metamorphosis. Home to hundreds of thousands of workers, one of New York’s most affluent and fastest-growing residential communities and a thriving international tourist destination – this kinetic square mile at New York’s southern tip has something for everybody. The “New Downtown,” as described by Women’s Wear Daily, is undergoing a retail revolution and is quickly becoming New York City’s premier retail destination. Read More

Lower Manhattan: New York City's Premier Transit Hub

October 2017

A report demonstrating the strength of Lower Manhattan as one of NYC’s premier multimodal hubs and describing needs/opportunities for future improvements. The Downtown Alliance commissioned Sam Schwartz Transportation Consultants to prepare a comprehensive transit and auto accessibility study for Lower Manhattan, as well as a comparative analysis to other key business districts. Read More

An Untapped Market: Lower Manhattan's Young Professionals

October 2016

A residential survey highlighting Lower Manhattan as a neighborhood of choice for young professionals in New York City, as well as ways to capture residents’ robust appetite for dining out and entertainment. Read More

Surging Ahead: Lower Manhattan's Economic Revival And What It Means For New York

November 2015

This report covers the major advances in Lower Manhattan’s economy expected over the next five years as a result of post-September 11th investments and the area’s status as a burgeoning center for some of New York City’s highest value, most dynamic industries. Read More

The Brain Gain Report

September 2015

An updated report on how the region’s shifting demographics continue to favor the Lower Manhattan Business District. Previously released in 2012, updated data shows an even stronger trend. Read More

The Golden Age Of Transit In Lower Manhattan

November 2014

A report released on opening day of Fulton Center, describing the more than $6.4 billion of transit investments since 2005 and how these investments benefit a large, and growing labor force. Read More

TAMI Takes Lower Manhattan

October 2014

With more and more technology, advertising, media, and information companies moving south of Chambers Street, TAMI is showing the love for Lower Manhattan. Read about this growing employment sector and the renaissance taking place in Lower Manhattan. Read More

Everything Old Is New Again: Conversions Of Historic Properties In Lower Manhattan

June 2014

An overview of historic properties in Lower Manhattan that are being reimagined and preserved through significant investment and changes in use. As new office space comes online across the district, historic former office buildings are being creatively adapted to hotel and residential use. Read More

Going To The Head Of The Class: The Growth Of Higher Education In Lower Manhattan

January 2014

A report on the growth of higher education in Lower Manhattan. Since 2010, there has been an 571 percent increase in the leasing to higher education tenants south of Chambers Street. Student enrollment has nearly doubled since 2000. Read More

Back To Business: The State Of Lower Manhattan One Year After Hurricane Sandy

October 2013

A report on the impact of Hurricane Sandy on Lower Manhattan and the district’s swift and remarkable progress toward recovery. Read More

The Brian Gain Report

October 2012

A report on how the region's shifting demographics are favoring the Lower Manhattan business district. Read More

The Brain Gain Appendices 2012

October 2012

An appendix to the 2012 Brain Gain Report. Read More

State of Lower Manhattan 2011

September 2011

A comprehensive review of Lower Manhattan's remarkable economic and demographic changes and major leasing, development, and market trends over the past ten years since the September 11th attacks in 2011. Read More




Research Inquiries

Jarrod Grim
Director of Research, Economic Development