Lower Manhattan is perhaps most famous for Wall Street, but the neighborhood is about much more than finance. The area has seen some of New York City’s, and the nation’s, greatest triumphs—the inauguration of the country’s first president, the founding of its first bank—and some of its greatest heartaches. But in true NYC fashion, Lower Manhattan has emerged stronger than ever and now plays host to world-class cultural attractions, a thriving restaurant scene and scintillating shops. Stone Street is bustling these days, offering all kinds of sustenance: thin-crust pizzas and expense-account lunches, glasses of 1990 Bordeaux and happy-hour margaritas. The neighborhood’s bars and lounges are loosening ties and pulling in fashion types. And everyone continues to throw elbows to score discounted designer duds at shopping mecca Century 21.
This stretch of cobblestone, said to be the City’s oldest paved street, is the setting for impeccably restored brick buildings full of vintage charm that hide all manner of establishments. Our favorites? One is Harry’s Cafe and Steak. A maze of rooms connects the audible power-buzz of its subterraneansteak house and wine cellar to the martini-sipping crowds in the lively bar. Mexican cantina Mad Dog & Beans is an ideal drinking spot, with its vast selection of tequilas, walls covered in old barn wood and vintage photos of Pancho Villa lit by Edison bulbs. Other lively post-work scenes include Beckett’s Bar & Grill, where investment bankers crowd the sidewalk seating to devour burgers and sweet potato fries, washed down with beer. But, really, there’s no need to choose. Our approach is to eat our way up one side of the street and down the other. The area also includes Smörgås Chef, Stone Street Tavern, Adrienne’s Pizzabar, Financier Patisserie, Ulysses’ Folk House and Vintry Wine & Whiskey.
New York City may be in a love-hate relationship with its financial institutions these days, but that only makes Wall Street and the stock exchange all the more fascinating. Unfortunately, the New York Stock Exchange trading floor hasn’t been open to public tours since 9/11. You shouldn’t let that stop you from snapping photos of the exchange’s prominent facade or the bronze bull at nearby Bowling Green. If you really want to get the inside scoop on the City’s financial institutions, spend an afternoon at the Museum of American Finance. Housed in the old Bank of New York building (which, by the way, was the nation’s first bank, founded by Alexander Hamilton in 1784), the museum offers an entertaining and accessible look at the history of America’s financial system. Learn about the causes of the credit crisis, the history of money and how to pick a stock.
26 Wall St., 212-825-6990
54 Pearl St., 212-968-1776
Sure, Washington, DC, has the White House, but the real roots of presidential power lay in downtown Manhattan: George Washington was inaugurated on the balcony of the original Federal Hall, which was home to the first Congress, Supreme Court and presidential offices. You can take weekday tours of Federal Hall National Memorial (built in 1842 as a customs house on the site of the original structure), but if you really want to commune with ol’ Georgie, we suggest toasting to his memory at his old stomping grounds, Fraunces Tavern. It was within this humble three-story brick building that revolutionaries plotted the New York Tea Party, merchants founded the New York Chamber of Commerce and Washington famously bade farewell to his officers in 1783. These days you can walk through the tavern’s colonial rooms, checking out Revolutionary-era firearms, early American flags and old-school drinking memorabilia.
For a neighborhood famous for betting on futures, the Financial District has plenty of institutions willing to take a look back. Learn about urban architecture, law enforcement and much more at the neighborhood’s multitude of museums. We suggest starting at the Skyscraper Museum, an homage to that iconic NYC edifice and everything necessary to bring it from architectural daydream to skyline-altering reality. Then head off to celebrate NYC’s many different cultures at theMuseum of Jewish Heritage and the National Museum of the American Indian, with plenty more, like the termporarily relocated New York Police Museum, within easy walking distance.
Culture vultures, take note: enjoy deep savings with the Downtown Culture Pass, which gives you three days of unlimited admissions to eight downtown museums (including the Skyscraper Museum, the Museum of Jewish Heritage and the NYC Police Museum), plus gift shop discounts and a neighborhood walking tour. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit downtownculturepass.org.
Lodging options abound in Lower Manhattan, making the area an attractive one to consider when planning a trip to NYC. These 15 hotels—located in and around Battery Park, the Financial District and South Street Seaport—are a stone’s throw from the area’s dining and nightlife hot spots, not to mention historical buildings and landmarks, some dating back to the days when George Washington was president and New York City was our nation’s (first) capital. —Staff
Andaz Wall Street
Best Western Seaport Inn Downtown
Conrad New York
Cosmopolitan Hotel – Tribeca
DoubleTree by Hilton New York City–Financial District
Gild Hall – A Thompson Hotel
Hampton Inn Manhattan/Seaport–Financial District
Holiday Inn New York City – Wall Street
Holiday Inn Express New York City – Wall Street
New York Marriott Downtown
The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park
Smyth Tribeca – A Thompson Hotel
W New York – Downtown
World Center Hotel
22 Cortlandt St., 212-227-9092
At one point or another, every fashion-conscious New Yorker has braved the crowds and narrow aisles of Century 21 in the hopes of finding the discount-store holy grail—a bargain-basement Pucci minidress, say, or a Prada croc clutch priced at less than a month’s rent. Much like the City itself, this megastore demands much from its acolytes, including treasure-hunting abilities, rack-searching ruthlessness and saint-worthy patience. But it offers quite a bit in return: good-quality, reasonably priced designer duds, home goods and children’s wear. You can expect to pay 40% to 70% below retail here, sometimes even less. Unless you’re well versed in the ways of hand-to-hand combat, we suggest avoiding the weekend crush and opting for off-peak shopping.
Most downtown office workers don’t have time for T-bones and single malts at lunch. Instead, they dash outside to grab some grub from the growing number of street food trucks and stands. And we’re not talking stale knishes and dirty-water hot dogs. Some of the trucks roam the City, stopping in Lower Manhattan a few times a week. Among them? You’ll find piping-hot Belgian waffles topped with strawberries, Nutella, whipped cream or walnuts (or all of the above) daily from 10am till 6pm at City Hall Park at Wafels & Dinges, which has a Twitter feed. Veronica’s Kitchen, on Water Street between Pine and Wall Streets, serves up stick-to-your-ribs comfort food—fried chicken, mac ‘n’ cheese—and Caribbean fare like jerk chicken and curried goat. The Cinnamon Snail food truck typically can be found at Wall and Water Streets on Tuesdays, serving organic vegan and vegetarian breakfasts and sandwiches. And there are always lunchtime mobile eats over atBrookfield Place, good for bites like Korean tacos, Gree fries and grilled cheese sandwiches.
1 Albany St., 212-266-5211
Upon completion, One World Trade Center will rise 1,776 feet, becoming the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. At the base of 1 WTC, as it’s known, is the 9/11 Memorial, which opened in 2011. This eight-acre park honors those who lost their lives during the February 26, 1993, and September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The name of every person who died has been inscribed on the bronze parapets of two massive reflecting pools, which occupy the footprints of the Twin Towers and are bounded by the largest man-made waterfalls in North America. Admission requires a reservation, which is free if made in person. Reservations made over the phone or online carry a nonrefundable $2 service fee (9/11 victims’ family members are exempt). Using artifacts, news footage, photographs, oral histories, clothes, phone messages and related materials, the 9/11 Memorial Museum will also pay tribute to those affected by the attacks. (It is scheduled to open in May 2014 and will cost $24.) Nearby, the triangular park at 7 World Trade Center is “dedicated to those who survived.” At its center, Jeff Koons’ shiny Balloon Flower (Red) reflects the WTC construction site, buildings and viewers, symbolizing constantly shifting perspectives and unremitting hope. —Jessica Allen
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This page will answer many of the questions you may have about DigiMarCon New York 2020.
DigiMarCon New York 2020 takes place from May 7th to 8th, 2020 at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square, New York City, NY. Click here for travel details.
New York Marriott Marquis Address:
New York City, NY 10036
From LaGuardia International Airport (LGA)
From John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
From Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
On-site valet parking, fee: $90 USD per day for standard cars plus tax, overnight (subject to change)
Here’s the high-level schedule (note: all times are Eastern Daylight Time):
Thursday, May 7th, 2019
9:00am - 9:45am: Registration Check-in, Welcome Refreshments & Networking
9:45am - 12:00pm: General Session
12:00pm – 1:00pm: Networking Luncheon
1:00pm – 2:30pm: General Session
2:30pm – 3:10pm: Refreshments & Networking
3:10pm – 5:00pm: General Session
5:00pm – 7:00pm: Welcome Cocktail Reception
Friday, May 8th, 2019
9:00am - 9:45am: Registration Check-in, Welcome Refreshments & Networking
9:45am – 12:30pm: Master Classes
12:30pm – 1:30pm: Networking Luncheon
1:30pm – 3:30pm: Master Classes
3:30pm - 5:30pm: Farewell Cocktail Reception
Regular price is $797 (USD) for a main conference access. We are also offering an All Access Pass, which includes the main conference, all Master Classes, Welcome and Farewell Cocktail Receptions and Video on Demand, for $1,097 (USD). Last but not least we have a Virtual Pass/Video On Demand (VOD) option for those who can’t make the conference for $347. For more information about pricing and the different passes available please click here.
Your completed Main Conference Pass registration provides you the following:
Your completed All Access Pass registration provides you everything included in the Main Conference Pass plus the following:
Your completed VIP Pass registration provides you everything included in the All Access Pass plus the following:
The following forms of payment are accepted: American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and PayPal. Payment is required to complete your registration.
Absolutely! Bring as many colleagues as you’d like! Register FOUR or more people from the same company simultaneously to receive $200 discount off the prevailing registration price for each member of your group.
There are just a few simple Group Registration rules:
More details about Group Rates here.
Academic, Government, Military & Non-Profit discount rates at DigiMarCon New York 2020 apply to current full-time employees of academic institutions, federal, state or local government agencies, international government agencies, active military and non-profit organization employees only.
More details about Discount Rates here.
Conference attire is business casual for all events, including the evening events. We do recommend bringing a sweater or light jacket with you since personal preferences vary regarding room temperature.
All attendees at the conference and networking events must be registered attendees who purchased tickets.
You may send a substitute in your place at any time. All such requests must be submitted by email to registration[at]digimarcon.com (replace at with @). Only requests made by the original registrant will be honored.
You may cancel your participation in DigiMarCon New York 2020 at any time, but please be aware of the following cancellation policy listed below.
Registration cancellations received 90 days prior to the Conference incur a 25% processing/administrative fee. Refunds will be issued within 30 days after event. If you must cancel for any reason, notify our registration department by 90 days prior to the Conference. Cancellations less than 90 days prior to the Conference are non-refundable. Substitutions allowed prior to 90 days prior to the Conference with written or Faxed authorization only. No substitutions less than 90 days prior to the Conference. Cancellations less than 90 days prior to the Conference are non-refundable for any reason, including, but not limited to, failure to use DigiMarCon credentials due to illness, acts of God, travel-related problems, acts of terrorism, loss of employment and duplicate purchase. DigiMarCon will not issue refunds for badges that have been revoked.
Unused registrations/applications have no monetary value and cannot be credited to future years or events. DigiMarCon will not issue refunds or credits due to failure to redeem a discount coupon during the registration process. Discounted prices are based on the date payment is received in the DigiMarCon office. Reselling DigiMarCon New York 2020 registrations is not permitted.
Yes, international attendees are welcome at each of our conferences.
Yes, this is often requested for International Attendees. After you have registered, send a letter request email to firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your address, company name, company title and passport information to be included in the invitation letter.
You can request a cancellation at any time. Refer to our refund policy for refund eligibility criteria.
The official conference hotel to stay in New York City is;
New York Marriott Marquis
New York, NY 10036
Hotel Booking Instructions
To book a room at New York Marriott Marquis follow the instructions below;
Call 1-800-843-4898, ask for reservations, give group name ‘DigiMarCon New York 2020’ and arrival date and book.
Yes, DigiMarCon will send emails periodically to update you on the agenda, event happenings and logistics. Please make sure that the email address registration[at]digimarcon.com (replace at with @) is in your safe senders list to ensure you are receiving all important event information.
There are a limited number of sponsored keynote speaking spots still available during the conference. Please contact Aaron Polmeer, aaron[at]digimarcon.com (replace at with @), if you are interested in this opportunity.
Sessions may be audio recorded without special permission for personal use only. They cannot be placed online or transmitted to others without permission.
Sessions may be videoed only with special permission for personal use and also cannot be placed online or transmitted to others. Short audio and video clips may be used for blogging and press coverage of sessions. As a general guide, non-contiguous clips of one minute or less should be used. Contact us if you need guidance about longer clips.