8 Facts About Lower Manhattan

1. Lower Manhattan, known as Downtown Manhattan or Downtown New York, is the southernmost part of Manhattan, the central borough for business, culture, and government in New York City, which is the most populated city in the United States with over 8.8 million residents as of the 2020 census.

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2. Lower Manhattan is defined most commonly as the area delineated on the north by 14th Street, on the west by the Hudson River, on the east by the East River, and on the south by New York Harbor.

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3. David Rockefeller spearheaded widespread urban renewal efforts in Lower Manhattan, beginning with constructing One Chase Manhattan Plaza, the new headquarters for his bank.

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4. Around this time, Lower Manhattan reached its highest population of business tenants and full-time residents.

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5. Lower Manhattan is home to more young professionals than Greenpoint, the East Village, and Downtown Brooklyn and on par with Downtown Jersey City and Williamsburg.

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6. Lower Manhattan is the third largest business district in the United States, after Midtown Manhattan and the Chicago Loop.

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7. Lower Manhattan is accessible by vehicle through several major thoroughfares.

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8. From New Jersey, Lower Manhattan is accessible through the Holland Tunnel from Interstate 78.

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