LMHQ is a nonprofit space focused on building and connecting a community of downtown makers, thinkers, and doers. We offer flexible work, meeting, and event spaces. We foster new connections and ongoing inspiration through diverse programming and a robust network of members.

Join in and help us grow the creative and entrepreneurial community of Lower Manhattan as we keep it strong, productive, and connected.

Why LM

LMHQ stands for Lower Manhattan Headquarters.
Since 1995, the Alliance for Downtown New York has been working to enhance the quality of life in Lower Manhattan by providing workers, residents and visitors with a clean, safe and dynamic neighborhood.
That’s why, in 2015 the Downtown Alliance opened LMHQ. At the center of inspiration and action, with 800+ creative companies flocking below Chambers Street, the oldest neighborhood is being completely redefined.  Lower Manhattan is a natural location for LMHQ – serving as the central meeting place for this dynamic community to come together to collaborate, meet, brainstorm, and learn new skills.
Join us and a diverse community of professionals in our civic-minded mission to strengthen connections and contribute to the city’s growth.



Daria Siegel

Daria Siegel is an urban planner interested in community building, the public realm, and drinking too much coffee. She has a (non-professional) love for design. She formerly ran the Hive at 55 coworking space and holds a Master’s from NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service.

Daria Siegel
Elissa Verrilli

Elissa Verrilli is passionate about producing engaging events and building community. A Boston-area native, Elissa graduated with a degree in Psychology from Barnard College of Columbia University and has made New York City her home ever since. In her spare time, you can find her dancing enthusiastically to live music or...reading a book.

Elissa Verrilli
Programming and Partnerships Director
Jihan Johashen

Jihan Johashen is excited to bring her exceptional organizational skills to the LMHQ Meeting and Events Coordinator role. She is a born and bred New Yorker with a strong love for 90s R&B and dancehall. Jihan’s passion for supporting innovative strategies and initiatives that empower individuals is what brings her to LMHQ.   

Jihan Johashen
Meeting and Events Coordinator