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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...

Ric Clark, Jessica Lappin, Lower Manhattan

Brookfield exec Ric Clark to be named chair of Downtown Alliance

Brookfield Property Partners’ chief Ric Clark is expected to be named chairman of one of the city’s biggest business...

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,...

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.

Notorious B.I.D.s: Just how much influence do developers wield?

Notorious B.I.D.s: Just how much influence do developers wield?

When Tucker Reed learned of JDS Development Group’s plans to bring a 1,000-foot tower to Downtown Brooklyn, he became,...

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...

With Silver out, Downtown could lose generous subsidies

With Silver out, Downtown could lose generous subsidies

Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s district in Lower Manhattan might miss out on subsidies without his help.

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...

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...

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Lower Manhattan agency pitches retail revitalization plan

From top: the current Water Street corridor and a rendering of the area after the revitalization plan   While...

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