Downtown Rebounds With New Life

Eight years in the making, Lower Manhattan's commercial canyon has transformed into something better than planners had envisioned.
September 5, 2003, 6am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"This overnight transformation was eight years in the making.What made it possible were coordinated public and private measures, including a $2.3 million investment in the physical environment and a landmark designation that some property owners resisted. The result is different than its planners envisioned. So far, it is even better...What is emerging is a classic village marketplace, where nominally competitive businesses profit from operating cheek by jowl, attracting outsiders to an insular quarter with the promise of variety."

Thanks to Stu Baker

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Published on Thursday, September 4, 2003 in The New York Times
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