Blog Posts on this date: "May, 2020"

05/26/2020 These People Are Making Sure New Yorkers Don’t Go Hungry

Before the pandemic, school food service manager Donald Jarvis was responsible for supervising a handful of city schools’ nutrition programs, ensuring students’ meals were healthy,…

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05/26/2020 Magic Johnson Offering Assists To Minority-Owned Businesses

Magic Johnson, CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises and one of the NBA’s all-time leaders in assists, is now providing assists to minority- and women-owned small…

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05/22/2020 Downtowners Are Getting More Space To Stretch On Pearl Street

New Yorkers are going to get some more space, thanks to 27 miles of city streets that the Department of Transportation will close to traffic…

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05/20/2020 Now Open: More Downtown Deliciousness Made To Order

Diversify your home dining experiences by supporting the following Lower Manhattan restaurants recently reopened for takeout and delivery: —Jeremy’s Ale House (228 Front Street) —La…

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05/19/2020 Downtown Alliance Expands Criteria For Small Business Rental Assistance Grant

The Alliance for Downtown New York is expanding criteria for the Small Business Rental Assistance Grant to offer immediate help to more storefront businesses currently…

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05/15/2020 Perfect Wine Pairings For Binge-Watching And Other Wisdom From Pure Liquid Wine & Spirits

Those who enjoy fermented grapes know intuitively that wine pairings aren’t just about food: Celebrations call for something bubbly, whether it be prosecco or lambrusco;…

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05/13/2020 Restaurants Catch A Break From Delivery App Fees, Thanks To City Council Measure

Food-delivery apps will no longer be able to charge high fees to restaurants in the five boroughs, thanks to local legislation. On Wednesday the New…

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05/13/2020 A New Bike Lane Is Coming To Broadway

To help people enjoy the outdoors while maintaining social distance, Lower Manhattan is getting a new temporary bike lane along Broadway, from Barclay Street to…

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05/13/2020 Breakfast Club: Downtown Restaurants That Bring Morning Deliciousness Right To Your Door

For most of us, a cup of coffee first thing in the morning is crucial. And when we say “first thing in the morning,” we…

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05/12/2020 ‘Beauty, Perseverance And Human Connection’: How Our New Explorer In Chief Envisions His Storytelling Role In The COVID Era

Josh Katz is the Downtown Alliance’s newly-announced Explorer In Chief. He was awarded the title last week, and has lived in the five boroughs since…

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