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We are Downtown New Yorkers banded together, committed to community inclusiveness, enhancement, and historic preservation in Lower Manhattan.

We are Downtown New Yorkers banded together, committed to community inclusiveness, enhancement, and historic preservation in Lower Manhattan.

We are a diverse team of volunteers that believe Downtown is a special place with a unique history, character, and sense of community and are dedicated to ensuring that it remains vibrant, inclusive, and livable for all residents.

At the heart of everything we do is the belief that everyone deserves to be treated fairly and with respect. We are committed to promoting human rights, both in our own Downtown and around New York. We work to ensure that everyone has a voice in the decisions that affect their lives, and we strive to make sure that government policies reflect the will of the people they represent. We also believe that business can be a force for good, and we work to support sustainable businesses that benefit communities and create jobs. Finally, we believe that education is the key to a brighter future, and we work to ensure that all children have access to quality education.

Human Rights

Every human being is born free and equal in dignity and rights. We are diverse, but united in our commitment to help protect, preserve and promote human rights. We believe that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights, without distinction of any kind. We stand up for the rights of the oppressed and work to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to live a life free from fear, discrimination, and persecution. We know that human rights are essential for a just and peaceful world, and we will continue to fight for them until everyone can enjoy them.

Civic Engagement & Impact

We’re committed to fostering and highlighting both political and non-political initiatives to improve residents’ quality of life and cultivate the knowledge, talents, beliefs, and motivation to make a difference. We believe that by working together, we can make a real impact on the issues that matter most to our community. We’re constantly exploring new ways to engage with residents and encourage participation in the civic process. Whether it’s through our outreach programs, community events, or online resources, we’re dedicated to helping residents get involved and make their voices heard. We believe that by empowering residents, we can create positive change in our community and beyond.

Crime & Public Safety

At its core, our mission is to keep people safe. We do this by investigating potential hazards and informing the public about the risks they face. We also advocate for justice when negligence leads to accidents or injuries. And we work to keep track of the most pressing safety concerns in our communities so that we can better focus our efforts. Whether it’s a new issue that poses a risk to consumers or an ongoing problem in a particular neighborhood, we are dedicated to protecting the public and holding those responsible accountable.


Businesses have a social responsibility to make a difference in the community and support causes that are important to employees, customers, and other stakeholders. Many times, a business’s social engagement positively affects change and investment in the community. Businesses need to think about how they can make a positive impact in the areas where they operate.

Electoral Accountability

The process of democracy depends on the participation of its citizens. For our political leaders to be aware of our priorities, we must communicate with them and hold them accountable through voting. This repeated engagement will let our leaders know what we expect from them and will help to shape the future of our nation. Voting is a way for us to demonstrate our dedication to ourselves and the world. When we vote, we show that we care about the issues that affect us and that we are willing to participate in the democratic process. By voting, we can make our voices heard and help to create a better future for ourselves and our country.


Throughout history, knowledge and learning have been prized as essential commodities. The ability to read, write, and do math has always given people a leg up in life, allowing them to get better jobs and earn more money. In today’s increasingly complex and competitive world, the importance of education has only grown. We must continually strive to enhance the quality of our educational institutions, pursue excellence in our students, and open doors based on efficiency and equity. This means making sure that disadvantaged youth have the opportunity to enroll in school and thrive. By investing in education, we invest in the future of our country and the world.