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In American and Canadian English, downtown refers to the commercial heart of a city. This is by analogy with its coinage in New York City, where downtown was used to refer to the early business center of the island of Manhattan, located at the southern end and now properly referred to as the Financial District. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The central business district of Melbourne, Australia. ... Downtown can refer to: The commercial heart of a city, see central business district. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary is a Wikimedia Foundation project intended to be a free wiki dictionary (hence: Wiktionary) (including thesaurus and lexicon) in every language. ... The central business district of Melbourne, Australia. ... Canadian English (CaE) is a variety of English used in Canada. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Big Apple Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,214. ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... A view up Broad Street in the Financial District in Manhattan The Financial District is the neighborhood in New York City on the southernmost section of the island of Manhattan which comprises the offices and headquarters of many of the citys major financial institutions, including the New York Stock...


Downtown is now used in two senses in New York City. Since the city now has two major business districts, downtown is still used as an informal name for the Financial District (or more broadly for Lower Manhattan), in contradistinction to Midtown, the other commercial center. (Anything north of 59th Street, which is most of the island, is uptown.) However, the terms downtown and uptown are also used to indicate direction of travel: someone travelling south is heading downtown and someone heading north is heading uptown. By extension, the side of a north-south avenue on which traffic is travelling downtown (the west side) is referred to as the downtown side of the avenue, and analagously for the uptown side. Lower Manhattan skyline as viewed from the Staten Island Ferry Woolworth Building, looking south along Broadway Lower Manhattan, from the Brooklyn Bridge, 2005 Lower Manhattan is the southernmost part of the island of Manhattan, the main island and center of business and government of the City of New York. ... View of Midtown from Empire State Building. ... Central Park South is a street in Manhattan, New York City; it is a section of 59th Street. ...


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Downtowners do not feel that the meaning of a piece of music can be entirely captured by notation, and they often develop pieces in rehearsal rather than by trying to notate every nuance for an ensemble of complete and possibly unsympathetic strangers.
Downtowners, however, have their own sets of skills - just intonation, sound processing, South Indian rhythmic cycles - that are more intimately relevant to the music they're trying to create.
Downtowners who refuse to rubber-stamp the usual Uptown candidates are accused of being narrow and partisan, yet they end up defending Robert Ashley, Meredith Monk, La Monte Young, and other great Downtown figures against a unanimously opposing chorus.
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