Cyber Stipend

These shops on Hanover Square are emblematic of the changing retail landscape in Lower Manhattan, where small businesses are besieged by a broad range of converging market forces, from rising rents to cut-throat competition from e-commerce giants.

The Downtown Alliance is offering two “Downtown Digital Innovation Grants” that will award a pair of local storefront business in Lower Manhattan up to $10,000 in services to improve their online presence and digital tool kit. This grant is intended to give businesses the capacity to invest in everything from digital advertising and social media […]

Statuary in Motion

Double Check

Double Check, the bronze statue of a busy executive that has resided since 1982 in Zuccotti Park, has moved across the street, and is now perched at the northwest corner of Broadway and Liberty Street. This is just one among many mobile pieces in Lower Manhattan’s inventory of public art.   Fearless Girl, the bronze by […]

Today in History February 21

Hieronymus Bock was a German botanist, physician, and Lutheran minister who began the transition from medieval botany to the modern scientific worldview by arranging plants by their relation or resemblance.

1245 – Thomas, the first known Bishop of Finland, is granted resignation after having confessed to torture and forgery. 1431 – England begins trial against Joan of Arc 1804 – First locomotive, Richard Trevithick’s, runs for first time, in Wales 1862 – Confederate Constitution and presidency are declared permanent 1878 – First telephone book issued, […]