Briggs New York DMC Speaks – Ten years after 09/11 The reinvention of Lower Manhattan

The entire world can observe that Manhattan has overcome the nation’s worst manmade catastrophe. Located at the site of the former World trade Center complex, the Memorial Park, amid a tranquil tree lined grove, surrounds two square waterfalls – the largest man-made waterfalls in North America – which will cascade into reflecting pools that disappear into the footprints of the former Twin Towers.

More Lower Manhattan Museums:
–  Museum of Jewish Heritage
–  Skyscraper Museum
–  Federal Hall
–  National Museum of the American Indian


What is more, scheduled to open late 2011 in the Financial District, the Conrad New York will be the fifth Conrad to open in the United States, and the first in New York City. With a very contemporary attitude, it is the most global luxury brand of the Hilton Family. The hotel offers 463 smartly appointed guestrooms with magnificent views of the Hudson River. You can ergonomically adapt the room to fit your personal standards with one-touch, in-room integrated technology and unparalleled amenities.

More Lower Manhattan Hotels:
–  Ritz Carlton Battery Park
–  Andaz
–  W New York
– Downtown
–  World Center Hotel

Restaurants and Cafés

Stone Street has been transformed from a derelict back alley into one of Downtown’s liveliest scenes. Restored buildings, granite paving, bluestone sidewalks and period street lights set the stage for a half dozen restaurants and cafés. But the true scene is happening at the lively outdoor tables, which are very popular on warm summer days. During lunchtime, workers enjoy quick bites or lengthy business meals. In the evening it transforms into a lively happy hour singles scene – great for people watching.

Lower Manhattan Restaurants:
–  SHO Shaun Hargatt
–  BLT Bar & Grill
–  Tribeca Grill
–  Cipriani’s Club 55
–  The Vault


Down the block from the New York Stock Exchange, the historic restaurant Fraunces Tavern has recently been renovated and reopened. It has been serving New Yorkers since 1762, and no one more important than George Washington himself, who in 1783 bade an emotional farewell to his officers in the Tavern’s Long Room. This historic building also houses a museum containing military dispatches and a few letters and artifacts from the Revolutionary War. It also contains the history of the original owner, Samuel Fraunces, a West Indian who was once a steward to our first president and a testament to immigrant entrepreneurship.

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