Central Business Districts

The City’s Central Business Districts are areas ripe with opportunities for business growth and expansion. The Strategic Investments Group and other divisions within NYCEDC are actively looking at innovative ways to connect businesses to these dynamic areas. Discover what the various CBD’s can offer you.

  • Downtown Brooklyn

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    Downtown Brooklyn embodies the best of New York City with several top public and private institutions for higher learning as well as historic brownstones and attractive new apartment buildings that provide diverse residential options.

  • Downtown Jamaica

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    Already an established business community, Downtown Jamaica offers affordable space, a rich cultural tradition, and a mix of historic and modern residential options.

  • Downtown Staten Island

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    Just minutes from Manhattan, Brooklyn, and New Jersey, Downtown Staten Island is a significant asset in the Island’s continued economic and cultural expansion. Leveraging more than $1 billion in private funding, the City is investing more than $600 million in public investment to ensure Downtown Staten Island is a place where people can live, work, play and connect.

  • Harlem 125th Street

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    The Harlem 125th Street business district is poised to usher in a bright future for Harlem while celebrating the area's rich history.

  • Long Island City

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    With its close proximity to midtown and a wide array of affordable and spacious leasing options, Long Island City has emerged as an ideal location for business.

  • Lower Manhattan

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    Lower Manhattan is an attractive location for businesses seeking affordable commercial office space in New York City.

  • South Bronx Initiative Plan

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    In September 2009, the City Council approved rezoning to provide opportunities for new high-density residential, commercial, and community facility development in the civic heart of the Bronx.