Borough Update: Lower East Side
By Joseph Coletti and David Quart Last week, Manhattan’s Community Board 3 unanimously voted to approve a set of community-created planning guidelines for the redevelopment of 10 City-owned sites in the Seward Park area. The vote is the culmination of an extraordinary effort to build consensus in a very diverse community, and it ends more than 40 years of disagreement over what the community...
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New York City: An International Media Gateway
By Ann Li, Peter Robinson, Kristy Sundjaja, Steven Strauss Center for Economic Transformation We’ve been pondering the future of New York City’s media industry through our Media NYC 2020 initiative over the last year. Recently, we held a roundtable discussion on the City’s role as an international media gateway, with industry leaders that included the likes of Tim Armstrong (AOL’s Chairman and...
General Assembly: Three Reasons to Love This City... →
Check out the debut blog post from General Assembly, the City’s newest campus for entrepreneurs. generalassemblyblog: By Mimi “Despite the crush and the noise, I never tire of plunging into the crowd. I love the crowd as I love the sea. Not to be engulfed or lost in it, but to sail on it like a solitary pirate, content to be carried by the current, yet strike out on my own the moment it...
Cooking Up Business in Queens
Earlier this month, we announced our Kitchen Incubator at La Marqueta, an affordable workspace in East Harlem helping immigrant women scale up their food manufacturing businesses. But it’s not our only kitchen incubator in the City. Last week, the Entrepreneur’s Space in Long Island City, Queens held a community open house. NYCEDC provided a $170,000 grant to support the launch and operations...
Fresh Food City
In 2008, the City’s Going to Market study found that the Rockaway Peninsula lacked access to supermarkets or healthy food options. In response, a Stop & Shop at Arverne by the Sea residential community in the Rockaways opened this past year with the help of $5.5 million in Recovery Zone funding, disbursed through our Recover NYC Program. In fact, this southern Queens supermarket was the...
Kitchen Incubator is Heating Up
La Marqueta kitchen incubator tenant Daisita Bakery shows off his cakes to City Council members. (Photos by William Charles Alatriste) Yesterday, City Council Speaker Quinn and NYCEDC welcomed another incubator to the City’s growing network: a new kitchen incubator at the historic, newly renovated La Marqueta marketplace in East Harlem. Local culinary entrepreneurs will scale up their food...
New Year, Improved Website
We’ve made some changes around here. Last September, New York City Industrial Development Agency (NYCIDA) approved a set of reforms establishing guidelines for greater transparency and accessibility. These include broadcasting of both public hearings and board meetings, as well as disseminating more project information to the public before the hearings. Making good on our promise, in December,...