Neighbors, businesses and visitors are on the move around Lower Manhattan

Posted at 9:24 AM, Sep 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-07 09:24:56-04

Welcome to New York and Lower Manhattan.

The attacks on September 11th had a lasting impact on the city and the world. An ordinary day in this neighborhood has special significance.

Construction projects have brought new commercial and residential developments to the area.

Neighbors and commuters are in perpetual motion on the streets. The sound of construction echos on the sidwalks.

Performances and special occasions have been sponsored by Silverstein Properties, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Westfield, Downtown Alliance and Downtown Magazine.

Organizers and advocates cite the following statistics about growth in Lower Manhattan:

  • 3 World Trade Center, which opened in June 2018, is the newest office tower on the campus and fifth-tallest in Manhattan
  • Public and private investment has contributed $30 billion to help transform the neighborhoods
  • Private sector employment has been at the highest point since September 2001
  • 61,000 residents live in the area, which is triple the population in 2001