ACE Launches New NYC Around Town App





Contact: Deana Murtha
Tel: 212.274.0550 x52


The NYC Around Town guide is a free location-based navigation and directory app of NYC neighborhoods featuring deals and discounts at favorite businesses throughout New York City.

New York, NY November 5th 2012– Savvy New York residents and visitors alike with a fondness for dining and shopping can now access reviews, locations, deals, discounts and more from many NYC restaurants and shops by downloading ACE’S NYC Around Town App right to their phone.

Visit to get a free download of NYC Around Town. The NYC Around Town Guide has everything you need to navigate NYC neighborhoods including a detailed map with GPS, recommendations to the best shops, restaurants, hotels and spas, local deals and special promotions. The app creates a more intimate experience for its users by displaying real time positioning and allows businesses to highlight exclusive deals and attractions.

“ACE began in SoHo and has expanded to NoHo, West Village, Midtown and the Bronx.” said Jim Martin, Executive Director of ACE. “Many of the business featured on our app have supported us over the past 20 years in our efforts to help NYC’s recovering homeless men and women achieve self sufficiency through our vocational training program. With our app, shoppers and diners in NYC can join local businesses in their support of ACE programs.”

About ACE:
ACE (Association of Community Employment Programs for the Homeless) was founded in 1992 by SoHo resident Henry Buhl. ACE works with homeless men and women throughout New York City providing job training and placement, work experience, housing opportunities and a lifetime support network to help participants achieve their goals and establish economic independence. ACE is funded primarily through private donations. For more information about ACE and/or to make a donation, go to

If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Jim Martin please call Deana Murtha at 212.274.0550 x52 or email at

The ACE Shopping Guide Has Arrived!


Ever found yourself downtown, desperate for a good bite to eat or in serious need of some retail therapy?

Never fear, the latest edition of the free ACE Shopping Guide is here! Whether you’re a tourist or a NYC native, these unique, must-have maps are perfect for navigating the best stores, galleries, eateries and hotels that SoHo and Nolita have to offer. Proceeds from the Guide’s ad sales go to benefit our Project Comeback and Project Stay programs, so you can shop and support ACE at the same time.  We’d like to thank all of the businesses that participated and if your store or restaurant missed out, send us an e-mail.

ACE Community ambassadors will be distributing the Guide at various corners throughout Soho and Nolita; keep an eye out for those folks in the bright red windbreakers! You can also look for the Guide at the following locations and if you don’t see it, tell the manager to contact ACE for distribution details:


Retailers and Businesses

Artifacts 20th Century Exhale Lucky Strike Ronald Feldman Gallery
Balthazar Fragments Lunessa Sam Brocato Salon
Bloomingdale’s H&M McNally Jackson
Sigerson Morrison
Boffi Hilfiger Denim MIN New York Sobral
Boqueria Housing Works Bookstore Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Spring Street Natural
Brentano’s I Tres Merli MOMA Design Store Café Kristall
Bundle Ilori MZ Wallace Think Pink
Café Bari ItemNY Natuzzi Thompson Chemists
Café Café J. Crew Men’s Shop Nespresso Timberland
Café Habana J. Crew Prince St. Nicole Miller Tommy Hilfiger
CB2 Jennifer Fisher Jewelry Oakley TOTO USA
Ceci-Cela Patisserie Jumeirah Essex House OK Cigars Via Spiga
Cipriani Keetsa OK Harris Vilebrequin
Cole Haan Kenneth Cole Ome Forever Vince
Daffy’s Kiteya Once Upon a Tart Ward-Nasse Gallery
Design Within Reach Kittichai Osteria Morini YellowKorner Gallery
Dos Caminos Kristen Farrell Patagonia Yogaworks
Dutesco Gallery L’Ecole Paul Smith
Eileen Fisher La Esquina Phaidon
Elie Tahari Little Cupcake Bakeshop Pulino



60 Thompson Hotel Marriott Marquis Hotel
Courtyard (Marriott) Soho Mercer Hotel
Courtyard (Marriott) Times Mondrian Hotel
Crosby Hotel Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Four Points by Sheraton Soho Grand Hotel
Gramercy Park Hotel SoHotel
Hampton Inn Solita SoHo Hotel
Holiday Inn Trump SoHo Hotel
Hotel Azure W Hotel Union Square
James Hotel Waldorf-Astoria Hotel

Gansevoort’s Good Food Fest Getting Clean Sweep From ACE

ACE will be heading the cleanup crew at Sunday’s 2nd Annual Good Food Festival, taking place at the Gansevoort Plaza from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   The event celebrates this season’s fall harvest and will feature food from a variety of local chefs, farmers and artisanal producers. Attendance is free, while tastings are available for purchase, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit The FEED Foundation and God’s Love We Deliver. For more information on the Good Food Festival, visit

ACE’s proud participation in the festival is a result of our recent partnership with the Meatpacking District Improvement Association.  We are truly thrilled to expand our sweeping efforts with the MPIA and are honored to be part of an event that showcases local vendors, who have always been an integral element in ACE’s success.  Come out, show your support and get a taste of what downtown New York has to offer!

Clean out your closet . . . for a good cause!

Join LuAnn de Lesseps, of the Real Housewives of New York, for a night of designer fashion!  Bring your gently used clothing and accessories to donate to Use Your Head, one of Nolita’s most unique boutiques. All proceeds from Use Your Head sales go directly to support ACE Programs for the Homeless.

Wine and cheese will be served, and anyone who is interested in fashion, great deals, or strengthening New York City is welcome!

What: Clothing Donation Bash
When: Wednesday, May 4th from 6pm – 8pm
Where: 262 Mott Street


To RSVP, please contact store manager Carlos Barbosa at or 212-334-6755.

Shop for a Cause at Ligne Roset

Ligne Roset is known for its bold and beautiful furniture, and this weekend, you can indulge in their wares–and support ACE at the same time.  They are offering free delivery for any customer who makes a $50 donation to ACE at the time of their purchase.

What: Free Delivery on Ligne Roset Furniture!
When: Friday, Feb. 25 – Sunday, Feb. 27
Where: 125 Wooster St. | 212-253-5629
250 Park Ave South | 212-375-1036
To check out Ligne Roset’s stores, visit


TheMAP NYC Second Edition Release!

We are thrilled to announce the release of the expanded and all-inclusive 2nd Edition of theMAP NYC.

You can use theMAP to find all stores, restaurants, cafes, salons, art galleries, and hotels located in SoHo, NoLita, and Little Italy.  Over 100 advertisers, ranging from luxury brands to cutting edge up-and-coming designers, have come together to show their support for our organization—and our beautiful city.  A huge thanks to the local merchants who stand proudly with the men and women of ACE!