A full moon, a high tide, a storm surge. Eight angry feet of water swamped the historic Seaport. Miraculously (with a large dollop of Can Do attitude), many businesses have sluiced down, stripped out and rebuilt their operations. And they want people to know THE SEAPORT IS OPEN!
We are mounting a campaign:
Many New York residents either don't realize the extent of the damage done to the neighborhood, or DO know and don't want to "intrude" on an area so badly hurt.
We are here to tell you we're not sunk and the open businesses want the public's support and will welcome their custom.
LOMA is a not-for-profit association of cultural and historic attractions, educational institutions, museums, restaurants, retail establishments, hotels, and public and private organizations in Lower Manhattan (below Canal St. from river to river). LOMA members come together to network, discuss business opportunities and support each other's work in one of Manhattan's most dynamic neighborhoods. Composed of real New York neighborhoods like Tribeca, world-class business districts like Wall Street and tourists Mecca's like the South Street Seaport, Lower Manhattan presents visitors and residents alike with one of New York's best neighborhood experiences.
LOMA is dedicated to promoting the economic development of Lower Manhattan through marketing of the neighborhood as a premier New York City destination for tourists as well as New Yorkers. Having emerged from the challenges of the past decade with a boom in construction, and an influx of new residents and businesses, a presence in Lower Manhattan is increasingly necessary for businesses operating in New York City.