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Governor Hochul announces MTA Board

DOWNTOWN's board member Elizabeth Velez was named to the board of MTA,  along with Janno Lieber as Chair and CEO of the MTA Board. "We've been fortunate to work with both Elizabeth and Janno, a perfect pair to ensure the continued success for MTA, and we are excited...

Lower Manhattan Plan To Combat Climate Change

A new plan to protect Lower Manhattan from rising waters and the effects of climate change was unveiled last week, calling for flood walls, improved stormwater infrastructure, new open spaces, and a drastic reshaping of the shoreline. The master plan from the Mayor’s...

A Gate to Excitement: Westgate Hotel Opens the Way to Fun in NYC 

Not everything shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic. While other businesses went into hibernation, Westgate began a metamorphosis. Over the course of the next year, they renovated almost all of their locations, set on a new and improved experience for the eventual...
A WHALE OF A TALE

A WHALE OF A TALE

by Catherine McVay Hughes, photography by Artie Raslich/Gotham Whale New York a feeding ground for whales, seabirds,...

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