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Grant programs for small business

BY ALINE REYNOLDS| Though many hurricane-damaged small businesses Downtown are loath to take on more debt than they have already accrued, loan programs remain the predominant sources of financial aid that is currently available to them. But a few grant programs have become available, including one dubbed “Lower Manhattan: Back to Business” created by the […]

BY CATHERINE MCVAY HUGHES & ELIZABETH H. BERGER  |  The last two weeks have proven again that the worst of Mother Nature cannot defeat Lower Manhattan. We did not face this alone. New Yorkers from all corners of the city experienced flooding, loss of power and, in some areas, devastating damage and tragic loss of […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Downtown residents, workers and tourists will soon have a new outdoor area to hang out in. To help relieve congestion around the National Sept. 11 Memorial, the city has plans to transform the strip of Washington Street between Albany and Carlisle Streets into a sprawling pedestrian plaza. The plaza, which will […]

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Take the H.E.L.M. On Mon., Sept. 24, the city Economic Development Corporation launched Take the H.E.L.M.: Hire + Expand in Lower Manhattan, a competition designed to bring various creative firms into the neighborhood. The competition aims to further broaden the scope of Lower Manhattan companies — which, historically, have been primarily finance-based. Amid the surge […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Lower Manhattan tourism has been booming ever since last year’s opening of the National Sept. 11 Memorial. The surging influx of out-of-towners, however, has come with its own set of problems that Downtown residents, elected officials and group leaders are hoping to solve. That was the topic of discussion at a […]

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