NYC Fashion Production: Survey Insights
By Meghana Gandhi, Susan Huynh, Eric Johnson, Urvashi Kaul, Steven Strauss, and Kristy Sundjaja Center for Economic Transformation As part of Fashion.NYC.2020, we’ve been exploring challenges and opportunities for NYC’s fashion industry. To that end, we launched designer and factory surveys to better understand the issues facing local production—a key component of NYC’s fashion ecosystem. The...
June 2011: Careers at NYCEDC
NYCEDC is great place to get involved in projects that shape the City. Learn more about the benefits of working at NYCEDC. Sampling of open positions at NYCEDC: Assistant Vice President, Marketing The Assistant Vice President works closely with the Vice President to implement marketing initiatives for internal and external client groups. Initiatives include advertising campaigns, direct...
Help us spread the word about THRIVE – our new Competition To Help Reach Immigrant Ventures and Entrepreneurs – which we’re launching today with Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation and Baruch College. The purpose of this competition is to generate proposals that will help immigrant entrepreneurs start, operate, and expand their businesses in New York City. The Lawrence N. Field Center for...
NYC Bioscience: Eds & Meds
Session Summary by Jennifer Yoo, Kristy Sundjaja, and Steven Strauss Center for Economic Transformation New York City’s academic medical centers, non-profits, and existing base of bioscience enterprise represent a significant asset to developing a broader bioscience cluster, which we also call “Eds & Meds.” Last month, for our kickoff CEO workshop for our Bio (Eds & Meds) NYC 2020...
NYC BigApps Ideas Challenge
By Andrew Chen, Kristy Sundjaja, and Steven Strauss Center for Economic Transformation We’re really happy to announce the launch of the NYC BigApps Ideas Challenge. As we move forward from BigApps 2.0 and are on the road towards BigApps 3.0, we’ve designed the BigApps Ideas competition to involve the entire NYC community as participants. Both developers and non-developers alike will have the...
Get into the Business of Fashion
Break into the fashion industry this summer with Fashion Campus NYC. NYCEDC and Parsons join together to bring you a weekend immersion in fashion and retail management – the business side of the industry. All college students or recent graduates interning in New York City fashion this summer are welcome to register for this free, intensive workshop July 15th to 16th at the Parsons campus in...
FRESH Incentives for Six Supermarkets in NYC
Helping to bring healthy food and quality jobs to New Yorkers, NYCIDA announced yesterday that Bogopa Service Corporation will receive assistance through the Food Retail Expansion to Support Health (FRESH) program to renovate and expand six supermarkets across Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx—specifically, in Grand Concourse, Bushwick, Bedford Stuyvesant, Brownsville, Corona, and Jackson...
Cruise Symposium in the City
The largest ever gathering of cruise industry leaders in New York City’s history is convening for the three-day annual Cruise Canada New England 2011 Symposium, through tomorrow. Held in New York for the first time in its 13-year history, the Cruise Symposium will bring together more than 225 attendees to promote Canada and the New England region as an international cruise destination. Last...
Food Manufacturing Clustering in NYC
More than half of the City’s food manufacturing establishments were in less than 20 percent of the City’s zip codes. Notable areas include Williamsburg, Brooklyn; Tribeca, Little Italy, and the Lower East Side in Manhattan; and Hunts Point in the Bronx. Check out more food manufacturing facts in our Economic Snapshot (PDF). Source: D&B. Map prepared by NYCEDC MGIS.
Live Blogging the East River Ferry on NYTimes.com →
Today is the first day of the new East River Ferry service, which, yes, is free for the first two weeks! The New York Times’ Adriane Quinlan is live blogging all day from aboard the ferry, from Mayor Bloomberg’s first ride early this morning to interviews with passengers determined to take the ferry around the entire loop.
Free WiFi in 20 NYC Parks, Thanks to AT&T
nycdigital: Today we joined Mayor Bloomberg in East Harlem’s Thomas Jefferson Park (shown below) to announce that AT&T has agreed to sponsor WiFi in 20 New York City parks for the next five years. Find parks with WiFi near you or check out the upcoming list sponsored by AT&T.
Walking the High Line
Photo Credit: SpecialKRB High Line Section 2 is open! Our High Line project director Joanna Gargiula gives her impressions on walking the Line: You’ve seen the photos of musicians, comics, artists and vendors poised on the High Line, positioned on a bench with the city as backdrop in a static perfect pose. But only through walking the line and navigating its rooms of specialized landscapes do...
Bolstering New York City’s Industrial Sector
Mayor Bloomberg and Speaker Quinn today announced new steps to support and strengthen the City’s industrial sector—an integral part of the City’s economy that faced serious challenges in recent years, but now represents real opportunities for growth and development. Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses will fund an innovative $10 million initiative to provide growth capital to New York City...
High Line Section 2: Before and After
We can’t wait to walk High Line Section 2, which officially opens to the public tomorrow. The new stretch runs between West 20th and 30th Streets in Manhattan and essentially doubles the length of the existing park. NYCEDC is involved with the construction of the High Line. Watch this video on Section 2’s transformation (via Friends of The High Line). Read more info about Section 2.
Digital Corridors: Internet Week NY Panel
You’re invited to Digital Corridors, a panel discussion we’re hosting for Internet Week on NYC’s emerging digital and tech corridors. Thursday, June 9, 2011 2:00 to 2:45 PM Content Stage at Metropolitan Pavilion, HQ of Internet Week 125 W. 18th Street, NYC Featured Panelists: Seth Pinsky, President, New York City Economic Development Corporation Jonathan Bowles, Executive...
Silicon Alley Talent Fair
Check out the Silicon Alley Talent Fair on Thursday, June 16th. Over 100 NYC startups are signed up to participate and have open positions for software engineers, web developers, UX/UI designers, account managers, and more. The fee is $10 to attend.
Why New York City's Tech Scene is Thriving →