Mayor Says Lower Manhattan Has Made a Comeback

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Tuesday that Lower Manhattan has transformed into a vibrant business and cultural center since the 9/11 attacks.

“New York City has come roaring back,” Bloomberg said. “The biggest cuts in crime, the biggest growth in population, and the biggest investments in commercial developments have all happened right here in Lower Manhattan.”

Bloomberg spoke at a breakfast this morning sponsored by the Association for a Better New York, in what was billed as a major address.

The mayor called the revitalization of Lower Manhattan an enormous team effort and took the audience on a virtual tour of what he said has transformed into “a real neighborhood” over the past decade.