On June 5, 2003 Lower Manhattan welcomed
back the greenmarket, which was a main attraction at the
World Trade Center for over 18 years. There will be fifteen
growers or producers at the greenmarket, all of whom worked
at the World Trade Center greenmarket.
With the market’s return, residents, employees, and
visitors of Lower Manhattan can once again enjoy local goods
such as fruit, vegetables, baked goods, and jam and jellies.
The market is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00
am to 6:00 pm at the corner of Liberty Street and Broadway.
River to River
It's that time of the year again- hundreds of thousands
of people flocking to Downtown for 500 spectacular music, dance,
and cultural events. From May to September, Lower Manhattan is hosting
the Downtown NYC River to River Festival 2003, New York's largest
free outdoor arts festival that stretches from Battery Park to City
Hall. Dance and music performances, story telling, readings, lectures,
and art exhibits are a just a few of the events that will be occurring
in downtown this summer. For more information, please visit www.RivertoRiverNYC.org.
Borders Returns to Downtown
June 12, 2003 marked the return of the popular
Borders Books & Music to Lower Manhattan. The store was formerly
located in 5 World Trade Center. Mayor Bloomberg presided over the
ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new 31,200 square foot superstore
in the historic American Surety Building at 100 Broadway. The store
features two full floors of shopping space, offering thousands of
books, music and movie titles, along with a café operated
by Dean & Deluca. Events during the store's opening weeks include
autograph signings by Sopranos' star Federico Castelluccio and Sarah
Brightman, and story telling by Belle of Broadway's 'Beauty and
Enhancing Lower Manhattan’s
Parks, Open Spaces and Recreation
Working closely with the New York City Department of Parks
and Recreation, and in an effort to make Mayor Bloomberg’s
Vision for Lower Manhattan a reality, LMDC is providing twenty
five million dollars to enhance downtown’s parks and
open spaces. This program will rejuvenate existing parks,
create new green spaces, and upgrade public plazas, sitting
areas, playgrounds and playing fields.
Return of PATH Service
Before September 11th, over 65,000 commuters utilized PATH service
to Lower Manhattan. This November, the opening of a temporary PATH
terminal on the World Trade Center site will allow residents, employees
and visitors to once again travel to Lower Manhattan via PATH service.
Back to School
In an attempt to increase the quality of life in Lower Manhattan
for the future, LMDC is investing in the resources and amenities
that make a community great by supporting the opening of a new high
school downtown. This fall, the Millennium High School will open
its doors to 250 9th and 10th graders at 75 Broad Street.
Improving the New York Stock Exchange
As a result
of the September 11th attacks, New York City has taken very
serious steps to ensure the security of its citizens. However,
these measures should not interfere with the quality of life.
In order to maintain a balance between security and the quality
of life at high security locations in Lower Manhattan, the
LMDC along with New York City, the New York Stock Exchange,
as well as business and community leaders will study and discern
ways to enhance the security and beautify the area around
the New York Stock Exchange.