See how the Seaport District is giving back to the community during this time and learn how you can help.
The Seaport District has always been dedicated to giving back to our community – whether through free community programming or charitable contributions to local organizations. In these trying times, we’ve found additional ways to support our neighbors, including the hard working first responders and healthcare workers in Lower Manhattan.
Learn more about our efforts below.
Downtown Alliance Small Business Rental Assistance Grant Program
We are proud to work alongside the Alliance for Downtown New York, Brookfield Place New York and Silverstein Properties to help businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Downtown Alliance’s Small Business Rental Assistance Grant program is awarding $800,000 in immediate cash grants to small businesses providing essential services within the Lower Manhattan Business Improvement district boundaries. The program will provide individual grants of $10,000 to help qualifying businesses pay rent.
Businesses can apply starting Friday, May 1 at 9am ET here: downtownny.com/RentAssistGrant
Grand St. Settlement
Since 1916, the Grand St. Settlement has been providing the Lower Manhattan community with programs and services designed to empower individuals and strengthen families. Each week, the Seaport District is donating a shipment of food from U.S. Food Delivery to the Grand St. Settlement food pantry, which provides access to food for nearly 500 seniors and 800 families in the community.
Are you interested in supporting the Grand St. Settlement? Find ways to donate at grandsettlement.org/reasons-to-give
We are proud to work alongside Council Member Margaret Chin, TUFF-LES, Vision Urbana and Two Bridges Neighborhood Council to provide weekly food donations to help feed our neighbors during this crisis.
Learn more about TUFFS-LES at tuffles.org
Learn more about Vision Urbana at visionurbana.org
Learn more about the Two Bridges Neighborhood Council at twobridges.org
To support NewYork-Presbyterian’s response to COVID-19, the Seaport District has donated to the Healthcare Workers Fund to support the physical and emotional wellbeing of healthcare workers who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Learn more about this fund, along with other ways you can support NewYork-Presbyterian’s incredible efforts here: www.nyp.org/giving
NYPD 1st Precinct
As the precinct that serves the southernmost part of Manhattan, including the Seaport District, we are saying “thank you” to our local police force and first responders by delivering pizzas from Harry’s Italian, every Wednesday starting April 8.
Harry’s Italian, located at 2 Gold Street, is a local business serving single and family-style Italian cuisine as well as traditional round and old-fashioned square pies. They remain open for delivery and more information can be found at www.harrysitalian.com
NYC Dept. of Sanitation
During this crisis,NYC Department of Sanitation workers are working tirelessly to continue to provide our city with essential services that keep New York clean and safe. To show our appreciation, the Seaport District is delivering bagels from Zucker’s, a local bagel shop, to the Dept. of Sanitation each week in April.
Zucker’s Bagels and Smoked Fish is a quintessential New York City neighborhood bagel shop located in TriBeCa where fresh bagels are hand-rolled and kettle-boiled every day. Zucker’s remains open for business and more information can be found on their website at www.zuckersbagels.com
FDNY Engine 6
Located on Beekman Street in Lower Manhattan, Engine 6 provides unwavering support to the Seaport community. We are donating a supply of KN95 masks to help protect these first responders as they continue to put themselves on the front line to protect our city.
Looking for ways to help our first responders? The FDNY Foundation has created the COVID-19 Emergency Fund which directly supports FDNY members and their families who are suffering due to this pandemic. You can support those on the front line of this battle at www.fdnyfoundation.org/donate
NYC Housing Authority – Smith Houses
To help lift the burden on some of our neighbors most impacted during this crisis, the Seaport District is sending weekly food deliveries to Smith Houses, a public housing development that is home to nearly 6,000 residents.
To learn more about how New Yorkers are responding to the emergency, and how you can help those most in need, head to www1.nyc.gov
Chinese-American Planning Council
The Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC), an outstanding social services agency, continues to provide home healthcare attendants for those in need throughout lower Manhattan. The Seaport District has donated gloves and masks for those frontline workers still visiting homes during this crisis and in need of protective equipment.
To learn more about the CPC and the great work they are doing in the community, head to www.cpc-nyc.org