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At the desk of Jessica Lappin

At the desk of Jessica Lappin

From the January issue: Jessica Lappin, 42, is the president of the Downtown Alliance, which manages one of New York City’s largest business improvement districts. The organization spent $20 million last year — the...

At the desk of Jessica Lappin
City’s BIDs spent $134M in 2016

City’s BIDs spent $134M in 2016

New York City’s 73 business improvement districts spent more than $134 million in their respective communities last year. The Downtown Alliance had the largest expenses for the 2016 fiscal year, having spent $20 million,...

City’s BIDs spent $134M in 2016
Battle against BIDs heats up

Battle against BIDs heats up

They were once considered a panacea for troubled city neighborhoods, but Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) in New York City are now viewed with increasing cynicism.

Battle against BIDs heats up
NYC’s BIDs spent $127M in 2015: report

NYC’s BIDs spent $127M in 2015: report

The city’s 72 business improvement districts, many of which are helmed by some of the biggest names in real...

NYC’s BIDs spent $127M in 2015: report
Hurricane Sandy flooding

A year after Sandy, Lower Manhattan thrives: report

One year after Hurricane Sandy ravaged Lower Manhattan, the area has mostly recovered, or so claims a new report...

A year after Sandy, Lower Manhattan thrives: report
9/11 Memorial tourism boosts downtown museums

9/11 Memorial tourism boosts downtown museums

Designed partly to show America’s resiliency after the 9/11 attacks, the ground zero memorial is also helping Lower Manhattan’s...

9/11 Memorial tourism boosts downtown museums

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