In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Water Street in Lower Manhattan struggled to recover from damage to office buildings, infrastructure, and public spaces. In response to these challenges, NYCEDC has laid out strategies to help put the district back on its feet, while laying the groundwork for improved, long-term resiliency and viability.
The Southern Manhattan Coastal Protection Study looks at the technical, environmental, legal and financial feasibility of developing a multi-purpose levee on the East River as a coastal protection measure for Southern Manhattan.
New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the global creative and strategic agency Droga5 will re-locate to Lower Manhattan, where it will expand operations and create up to 154 new jobs by the end of 2017.
With the success of the first iteration of Take the H.E.L.M.: Hire + Expand in Lower Manhattan, we are excited to announce that we will be relaunching the program! To encourage the continued growth of Lower Manhattan, Take the H.E.L.M. will award four $250,000 cash grants and four $50,000 cash grants to companies looking to move or expand into Lower Manhattan.