Created by the Downtown Alliance in 2015, LMHQ is a nonprofit workspace dedicated to growing a community of downtown makers, thinkers, and doers looking to collaborate, learn, and network. We work with individuals and organizations to offer new connections, flexible workspaces, and ongoing inspiration through diverse programming and a robust network of members and visitors.

Why LM

LM stands for Lower Manhattan! 

If you haven’t been to LM recently, you may not even recognize it today.  With 800+ creative companies flocking below Chambers Street, the oldest neighborhood is being completely redefined.  From technologists to advertising agencies, from city employees to financiers, from graphic designers and architects to nonprofit workers, you can find a cross-roads of industries in Lower Manhattan.  Lower Manhattan is a natural location for LMHQ – serving as the central meeting place for this dynamic community to come together to collaborate, meet over coffee, to brainstorm, and to attend thought leadership programs.

Lower Manhattan is one of the city’s most accessible neighborhoods.  Whether you’re already in Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn, New Jersey, or elsewhere, LMHQ is easy to get to.  For more information on how to find LMHQ, click here.


The mission of the Alliance for Downtown New York is to be the principal organization that provides Lower Manhattan's historic financial district with a premier physical and economic environment, advocates for businesses and property owners and promotes the area as a world-class destination for companies, workers, residents and visitors. The Downtown Alliance manages the Downtown-Lower Manhattan Business Improvement District (BID), serving an area roughly from City Hall to the Battery, from the East River to West Street.

The Downtown Alliance is striving to make Lower Manhattan a wonderful place to live, work and play by creating a vibrant, multi-use neighborhood where businesses can prosper and the residential community can flourish.


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