Help Us Identify Downtown’s Top 10 Hidden Treasures and Win a Prize

A walk along the promenade in Battery Park City.  An out of the way hole in the wall that is your favorite place to grab an after-work drink.  A quiet outdoor spot with killer views.  An ongoing cultural experience that more people ought to know about. So many great experiences are taking place in Lower Manhattan! We want to spread the word about some of the lesser known gems and you can help us.  What are the special spots that only those who live and work in Lower Manhattan know about? It’s time to let the world in on some of our secrets.

Just share your favorite for a chance to win a great prize.  The Downtown Alliances proudly announces the “The Hidden Treasures of Lower Manhattan Contest”, a chance for anyone to tell us their favorite secret Downtown spot or under exploited “Don’t Miss” experience.  Help us compile our Top 10 Picks and if your idea makes our list, you’ll win a special prize from the Downtown Alliance.  And if your pick gets chosen as our #1 pick, you’ll win our GRAND PRIZE which happens to be the #10 item on our list already:  Dinner for 2  with a drink each at The Dead Rabbit.

Lower Manhattan’s new hot spot cocktail bar offers a unique experience that brings you back in history.  It’s a high-concept-meets-rough-Irish-root as you enter the 19th Century when gangs (including its namesake) roamed New York City streets.  Surround yourself with an old world atmosphere that pays homage to Lower Manhattan’s roots while enjoying a great pub menu, community punch and specialty pours.

Submit your idea with a very brief rationale. The contest ends at noon on June 4th so make sure to email us your pick at We’ll select and announce the winners shortly thereafter and post them on our website.

To view contest rules and conditions, click here.