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The go-to for all things New York City: from beauty and fashion to dining, events, and more, weve got you covered.

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Downtown Q&A: Celine Kaplan and Amy Focazio

Meet the fierce duo taking the NYC public relations world by storm. Celine Kaplan is a PR pioneer and founder of her own luxury boutique agency, CKPR. By her side is her managing partner, Amy Focazio; a maven in her own right. Focazio has over 20 years of public...

How Conversation Groups Can Boost Language Skills

Say you’re learning a language on a budget. You don’t have wads of money and a world of time to throw at a school, investing in what could be years of lessons. With language-learning apps, textbooks, podcasts, and online tutorials at our disposal, we’ve never been at...

Pronounce a Language — With Or Without an Accent

All of those myths we once faced towards speaking a language with the right accent and pronunciation are just that — myths. It turns out, being able to pronounce the words of a language correctly has nothing to do with a speaker’s native accent. Rather, it is a...

A WHALE OF A TALE

by Catherine McVay Hughes, photography by Artie Raslich/Gotham Whale New York a feeding ground for whales, seabirds, seals, sharks, and dolphins.   THE EFFORTS OF REGULATORS, environmental groups, and New York scientists and citizens have greatly improved the...

VT Dogpound’s Head of Training and Development

Dogpound trainers run individualized Virtual Personal Training (VPT) via FaceTime, Zoom, Google Hangout, and more.   With the recent pandemic closures, our routines have switched from in-person to virtual. Without our NYC average of 8800 steps per day, our...

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2021

As Summer rolls around, we may feel inclined to go splurge on a collection of new bikinis or cute shorts, but we can’t forget our Father! This father’s day, let’s treat our dads to some Summer fun. Accessories (for the dapper dad) Szanto ICON Signature Series Watches...

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How Conversation Groups Can Boost Language Skills

Say you’re learning a language on a budget. You don’t have wads of money and a world of time to throw at a school, investing in what could be years of lessons. With language-learning apps, textbooks, podcasts, and online tutorials at our disposal, we’ve never been at...

Learning a Language as a Piece of Theatre

As Shakespeare once put it, “All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players.” And if that’s the case, why should learning a language be any different than learning a script?  One Crazy Narrative After Another Early conversation practice at ABC...

Pronounce a Language — With Or Without an Accent

All of those myths we once faced towards speaking a language with the right accent and pronunciation are just that — myths. It turns out, being able to pronounce the words of a language correctly has nothing to do with a speaker’s native accent. Rather, it is a...

A WHALE OF A TALE

by Catherine McVay Hughes, photography by Artie Raslich/Gotham Whale New York a feeding ground for whales, seabirds, seals, sharks, and dolphins.   THE EFFORTS OF REGULATORS, environmental groups, and New York scientists and citizens have greatly improved the...

Fascinating Rhythm

Bandleader, composer, musician, entrepreneur - Jon Batiste’s moment is now KEY OF LIFE Jon Batiste gives an impromptu concert on a Steinway & Sons baby grand piano, looking out over the city from the 79th floor of 3 World Trade Center. Batiste stands in front of...

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How Conversation Groups Can Boost Language Skills

Say you’re learning a language on a budget. You don’t have wads of money and a world of time to throw at a school, investing in what could be years of lessons. With language-learning apps, textbooks, podcasts, and online tutorials at our disposal, we’ve never been at...

Learning a Language as a Piece of Theatre

As Shakespeare once put it, “All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players.” And if that’s the case, why should learning a language be any different than learning a script?  One Crazy Narrative After Another Early conversation practice at ABC...

Pronounce a Language — With Or Without an Accent

All of those myths we once faced towards speaking a language with the right accent and pronunciation are just that — myths. It turns out, being able to pronounce the words of a language correctly has nothing to do with a speaker’s native accent. Rather, it is a...

A WHALE OF A TALE

by Catherine McVay Hughes, photography by Artie Raslich/Gotham Whale New York a feeding ground for whales, seabirds, seals, sharks, and dolphins.   THE EFFORTS OF REGULATORS, environmental groups, and New York scientists and citizens have greatly improved the...

Fascinating Rhythm

Bandleader, composer, musician, entrepreneur - Jon Batiste’s moment is now KEY OF LIFE Jon Batiste gives an impromptu concert on a Steinway & Sons baby grand piano, looking out over the city from the 79th floor of 3 World Trade Center. Batiste stands in front of...

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Welcome to Downtown Magazine, the only publication focused on the most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods in New York City. Downtown Magazine was founded in the days following 9/11 to celebrate Lower Manhattan as the birthplace of the world’s greatest city .

Fourteen years later, we’re covering the beating heart of New York, staying on the forefront of what's important to you — our readers, partners, and neighbors.

In our early days, we focused on luxury fashion and designer beauty, yet today we’ve pivoted to cover those issues most important to our city and world, including climate justice, systemic racism, the economy, healthcare, city infrastructure, and local leaders.

We know that our readers care about style, food and drink, new releases, local and national events, and the important issues us all.

Diversity is our watchword, and we strive to ensure our pages represent the city we love. The world has changed dramatically since we started, yet we all see the same sunset, breathe the same air, and walk the same planet, and we truly feel that it’s time to start acting like we appreciate this and each other.