Downtown businesses rebound for final week of the holidays with great deals
The Christmas presents are almost unwrapped and couples are counting down to the time they can share their first kiss of 2013.
But that doesn't mean you can't have fun during the last days of 2012.
In fact, several businesses, especially those rebounding from Superstorm Sandy, have big events that will cure those post Christmas blues.
George Fertitta, the CEO of NYC & Company, the downtown area has always been a hot spot during the latter end of the holidays and despite the storm's damage to many areas, it is still going strong.
"We encourage both visitors and locals to discover or rediscover Lower Manhattan this holiday season and support the businesses that need it most," he said in a statement.
For those who want to keep on history, Fertitta suggested checking out exhibitions at Skyscraper Museum, the Museum of the American Indian, the Fraunces Tavern Museum and the Museum of Jewish Heritage.
Trinity Church will also have holiday concert performances.
Nicole Kolinsky, a spokeswoman for the Downtown Alliance, said business owners have been working overtime to meet their holiday sales expectations. She said visitors flocked to popular shops like J and R Music and Computer world and Century 21 and encouraged after Christmas shoppers to come on down.
"There is a common misperception that there a lot of businesses that aren't open," she said. "But for the most part we're completely back."
The Alliance launched a new section to their website to get that message across. The "Downtown Deals" page offers visitors deals on end of the year celebrations such as a New Year's Eve cruise that overlooks the Statue of Liberty and discounts at restaurants such as Blue Smoke in Battery Park City.
"The difference is all about the history, intimacy and scale. Lower Manhattan is home to more attractions than anywhere else in the city," she said.
The Alliance constantly updates the page and Kolinsky told interested visitors to stay tuned for new deals
"We work closely with businesses, especially ones impacted the hurricane, to promote reopenings and promotions through our online and social media platforms," she said