Letitia James, NYC public advocate Letitia James, New York City public advocate

NEW YORK CITY—The Alliance for Downtown Manhattan yesterday released its annual real estate year in review. The report concluded Lower Manhattan enjoyed a banner year in 2017 with a 16-year high in private sector employment with 242,000 jobs, and the highest level of commercial leasing since 2014. John Jordan will have a complete GlobeSt.com report on the study’s findings in our afternoon online posting.