Ground has broke! Get ready for summer: Coney Island’s first custom roller coaster since 1927, Thunderbolt, will open May 22.
More details here.
Don’t leave it all to your CPA.
Take it from Josephine Banks, a Fall 2013 Money Matters workshop graduate. On the blog, Josephine shares what she learned as a graduate of the program.
Interested in taking your finances into your own hands? Apply for the Spring Money Matters Workshop by March 10.
Donors to Made in NYC nonprofit, DonorsChoose.org, have given more than $230 million to fund 400,000 projects across the country.
Crucial to their success is the ability to connect with its national audience in a cost-efficient and seamless way.
As a recent recipient of ConnectNYC funding, DonorsChoose shares how the program has helped them be more effective in their daily operations.
Businesses, just 1 week left to apply for free construction of fiber internet through ConnectNYC!
Qualifying businesses will receive free construction and installation of a dedicated fiber optic cable from a participating ISP (Internet Service Provider). Applications must be received by Wednesday, March 12.
A historic culinary destination on the Lower East Side, Essex Street Market is home to more than 20 independent merchants. Over the next few months, we will be featuring the characters who make up the bustling corner of Delancey and Essex Street.
This week we profile Formaggio Essex, the NYC branch of Formaggio Kitchen in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Known for its wide selection of handcrafted cheeses, artisanal meats, and specialty foods, Formaggio Essex is a prime example of Essex Street Market’s exquisite taste - one that makes it a true foodie destination. We spoke with Andrew Clark, the General Manager of Formaggio Essex.
Business Name: Formaggio Essex
Owners: Ihsan and Valerie Gurdal
How long in market: Since 2006
Products sold: Cheese, charcuterie, oils, vinegars, pasta, honeys, jams, chocolate, etc.
Who started the business and why did they want to be in the market?
Ihsan Gurdal and his wife Valerie opened Formaggio Essex, a NYC branch of Formaggio Kitchen in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and South End Formaggio in Boston. Ihsan’s travels around the world have brought an unparalleled selection of rare and unique cheeses and fine foods to the businesses.
What is your favorite memory at the Essex Street Market?
The day I was serenaded on the guitar by a MTA train conductor on his lunch break. It was beautiful.
What is Formaggio Essex’s specialty?
We travel to the source of where many of our products originate—be it Europe, Western Asia, or Central America. We meet with traditional food producers and find a way to get this special food to our counter.
What is your favorite time of the week at the market?
Saturday afternoon! Without question. The bustle & vitality of a busy market day is always at the peak of the weekend. Customers putting cheese plates together for parties, or buying gifts for friends.
Do you source any products from within the market?
No, but we buy a lot of them for our personal use.
Customers can’t see it, but we draw our inspiration & enthusiasm for our work from a poster of Campione del Mundo Marco Tardelli, of the 1982 Italian World Cup-winning team.
Stop by Formaggio Essex and maybe you’ll catch sight of the poster! Check out our other Essex Street Market profiles, and learn more about all of the market’s offerings at the Essex Street Market website.
World to NYC is launching its New Manufacturing Challenge!
As part of the challenge, we’re looking for 15 innovative Manufacturing Tech companies from across the globe. These companies will visit NYC May 12-14, and explore the city’s unique manufacturing ecosystem.
Applications open today! http://worldtonyc.com/apply/
Young people love New York City.
Twenty-somethings who reside here have been the subject of many a TV show. But are they really as prevalent as pop culture would like us to think? And what about the under-18 age group?
These questions and more are answered in this month’s Economic Snapshot.