September 7, 2011 — Empire State Development (ESD) today announced $17 million in Community and Cultural Enhancement Fund grants from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) were awarded to non-profit organizations in Lower Manhattan. The grants will fund crucial projects, programs, services and facilities that will continue the ongoing transformation of Downtown Manhattan for residents, workers and visitors.
November 8, 2010 — The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and The City of New York Parks and Recreation announce the opening of DeLury Square Park – one of the new open spaces created by the Fulton Street Corridor Revitalization Project.
November 4, 2010 — The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and Hudson River Park Trust announce the opening of Pier 25 - the newest section of Hudson River Park. The LMDC has allocated $70 million for the Tribeca section of Hudson River Park, through a Community Development Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
September 21, 2010 — The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation today announced that not-for-profit and government organizations are invited to submit applications for LMDC’s Community and Cultural Enhancement Program.
September 1, 2010 — The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, the New York City Economic Development Corporation, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and State Senator Daniel Squadron today announced a significant expansion of the existing Small Firm Assistance Program to provide additional relief to small retail businesses affected by publicly-funded construction projects in Lower Manhattan.
April 8, 2010 — The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation announced today that its Board of Directors has approved funding for a community-based planning process that will serve as a template for improving Chinatown – helping to realize a longtime goal of Lower Manhattan’s community leaders.
April 8, 2010 — The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver announced today that the LMDC’s Board of Directors has approved $1.2 million in funding for pedestrian managers to help coordinate traffic at various intersections along West Street.
April 8, 2010 — The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum announced today that the LMDC Board has approved $2.29 million in funding that will help realize core dynamic components of the planned visitor experience in the Museum.
January 12, 2010 — The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation announced today that it has formally entered into an Agreement with the New York Chinese Cultural Center - home to the country’s only year-round professional school of Chinese dance - to renovate and improve its teaching and performing arts space in Chinatown. Read More
December 17, 2009 — The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation announced today that its Board of Directors has approved funding to ensure the continuation of three important 9/11 memorial programs: Tribute in Light, the StoryCorps oral history project, and Project Rebirth – a film chronicling the redevelopment at the World Trade Center site. Read More
July 10, 2009 — The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and the New York City Economic Development Corporation announced today that they are expanding their current Small Firm Assistance Program to include hundreds of more businesses. The program was originally announced last year and has already provided approximately $1 million to small businesses throughout Lower Manhattan. The program makes grants available to street level small businesses adversely affected by street/sidewalk closures related to publicly-funded construction projects in Lower Manhattan. Read More
October 21, 2008 — The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) is proud to announce that according to New York City Economic Development Corporation the New York City Waterfalls Public Art Project generated a larger impact in tourism then anticipated for Lower Manhattan. 15 percent of all Waterfalls viewers who stayed in a hotel chose a hotel in Lower Manhattan which provided a significant increase to the Lower Manhattan economy. Overall 23 percent of Waterfalls viewers, more than 320,000 people made their first trip to Lower Manhattan to see the Waterfalls. Read More
October 16, 2008 — Governor David A. Paterson and Lower Manhattan Development Corporation Chairman Avi Schick recognized World Food Day and joined with Mercy Corps, the global relief and development organization, and Deputy Mayor of Health and Human Services Linda Gibbs to open the world’s first "Action Center to End World Hunger". This center was partially funded by the Lower Manhattan Development Community Enhancement Fund. Read More
October 2, 2008 — "I am gratified that working closely together, we have been able to synthesize the analysis and work of numerous agencies and stakeholders to come up with a realistic and rational schedule plan for the rebuilding of this extremely complex site." Read More
September 25, 2008 — Lower Manhattan Development Corporation Chairman Avi Schick participated in a panel with leaders in the New York City real estate sector to discuss the impact of the financial sector job loss on the ongoing redevelopment of Lower Manhattan. Read More
September 18, 2008 — LMDC joined with WNYC to break ground on their new broadcast facilities. LMDC is providing $2,000,000 to support WNYC’s relocation of its office and broadcast facilities to 10 Hudson Square in Soho. The new public space at the WNYC facility will be Lower Manhattan’s only street level broadcasting and community performance space. The 150-seat studio will host live performances and its glass exterior walls will allow community members to fell part of these performances. Read More
September 18, 2008 — Lower Manhattan Development Corporation Chairman Avi Schick joined with New York City Parks and Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe to break ground on a brand new park in Lower Manhattan, CaVaLa Park in TriBeCa. Read More
July 23, 2008 — The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) along with the Hudson River Park Trust were proud to announce the opening of the newest section of park. This section of park in Tribeca was made possible with the allocation of $70 million by the LMDC. With this opening the 550-acre Hudson River Park is approximately 50 percent finished. Read More
July 9, 2008 — The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation announced the formal allocation of additional Community Enhancement Funds to two new community groups, the Southbridge Towers Adult and Senior Activity Center and the Lower East Side Conservancy. Read More
June 27, 2008 — The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) announced an agreement to help fund over 1,000 free park events in Lower Manhattan. LMDC has allocated up to $206,000 to these programs. These programs will reach over 150,000 children and adults in the Lower Manhattan community. Read More
April 30, 2008 — The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) announced today that another milestone has been reached at 130 Liberty Street and that the final stages of work on the abatement and decontamination have commenced. Since the tragic fire of August 18, 2007, the LMDC has worked closely with federal, state and city agencies to enhance safety conditions for first responders, workers and residents and to make modifications to the plan for abating the building. Read More
March 9, 2008 — The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) was proud to announce the moving of the Vesey Street Stairs (Survivors Stairs). The steps connected the World Trade Center Plaza to Vesey Street. The structure has been dubbed the "survivors stairway" as it was a means of escape for thousands of people on September 11th. Read More
March 7, 2008 — Governor Eliot Spitzer today joined the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC), the New York City Department of Small Business Services and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to announce the Lower Manhattan Small Firm Assistance Program. The $5 million program will provide grants to eligible street level businesses adversely affected by redevelopment construction in Lower Manhattan. Read More
February 14, 2008 — Lower Manhattan Development Corporation Chairman Avi Schick today announced three new appointments to the LMDC board. The three new members of the board of the LMDC are Brookfield Chairman John Zuccotti, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert C. Lieber and Chief of Staff to New York City’s Deputy Mayor for Operations, Cas Holloway. Read More
February 7, 2008 — Today, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) announced that it has received approval for the amended plan governing the abatement of 130 Liberty Street. This approved plan will permit LVI Services, Inc., the new subcontractor at 130 Liberty Street, to proceed with the abatement of the building. Read More
January 8, 2008 — The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) announced today that a subsidiary of LVI Services Inc., the nation’s leader in environmental remediation, will serve as the new subcontractor to complete the abatement and deconstruction of 130 Liberty Street.
December 4, 2007 — Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today announced the launch of Notify NYC, a pilot program to deliver emergency public information by email, text messages and reverse-911 alerts in four City community districts. Any interested individual can sign up for Notify NYC through www.nyc.gov and receive information about significant emergency events in four pilot communities: Lower Manhattan, the Northeast Bronx, the Rockaways, and Southwest Staten Island. The different technologies tested during the pilot will be evaluated to determine whether they could be deployed citywide. Read More
November 8, 2007 — The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation announced today that it is awarding more than $37 million in Community Enhancement Fund grants to support a variety of community improvements. The grants will fund crucial programs, services and facilities in neighborhoods throughout Lower Manhattan. Read More
October 31, 2007 — The World Trade Center Memorial and Redevelopment Plan Programmatic Agreement, dated April 22, 2004, among the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (“LMDC”), the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and the New York State Historic Preservation Office ("Programmatic Agreement") governs the mitigation of any adverse effects of the World Trade Center Memorial and Redevelopment Plan on historic resources. Pursuant to the Programmatic Agreement, on August 22, 2007, LMDC distributed to the consulting parties to the Programmatic Agreement (“Consulting Parties”) a proposed final mitigation plan (“Proposed Final Mitigation Plan”) to minimize adverse effects on the remaining portions of the former stairway and escalator support at Greenwich and Vesey Streets (“Vesey Street Stair Remnant”) identified on Exhibit F of the Programmatic Agreement. Read More
October 16, 2007 — Governor Eliot Spitzer and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver today announced that NCR Corporation, a global technology solutions provider, will lease the 35th floor at 7 World Trade Center where it will locate executive offices, an executive briefing center and will serve as a base of operations for 200 employees. Read More