The Alliance for Downtown New York, founded in 1995, manages the Downtown-Lower Manhattan Business Improvement District (BID). Financed principally by supplementary assessments on the area’s commercial property, we serve the area roughly from City Hall to the Battery, and from South Street to West Street.
The mission of the Alliance for Downtown New York is to provide service, advocacy, research and information to advance Lower Manhattan as a global model of a 21st Century Central Business District for businesses, residents and visitors. Our work plan includes supplemental sanitation and public security services; outreach to street homeless; free bus service and public WiFi; staffed information kiosks; maintenance of public parks, plantings, and plazas; and streetscape improvements. We also produce top notch research reports, sponsor economic development initiatives, and do what we can to promote small businesses and market the area.
If you are in the Alliance’s district (see map below), you should be a member. Each organization can have only one registered member at each property location. There is no registration fee, and you need only register once. Membership ensures that you receive all our newsletters, important information to downtowners, and notice of opportunities to participate in taskforces and promotions. It also entitles you to vote on corporate matters at our annual meetings. There are three membership categories. If a company or individual qualifies in more than one, registration should be in the first one for which it qualifies:
1. Commercial Property Owner
2. Commercial Tenant
Once registered, you remain a member until your eligibility changes. To register, complete all applicable parts below.
For additional information, please email
or call (212) 566-6700.
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