Tomorrow, get a head start on your day as Coney Island’s rides, restaurants and amusements open early Saturday, May 18th! Here’s a sample itinerary:
- 7:00 AM on: Grab breakfast at Tom’s Coney Island.
- 8:30 AM on: Catch the first runners in the Brooklyn Half Marathon crossing the finish line on the Boardwalk.
- 9:00 AM on: Head to Peggy O’Neill’s for their first live band.
- 10:00 AM on: Get on the rides at Luna Park, the Cyclone Roller Coaster and Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park!
Festivities start early! Catch you on the Boardwalk.
The employment numbers released today are yet another encouraging sign that our economy is growing stronger and that we are creating jobs at a record pace. It’s very encouraging that New York City’s unemployment rate – which has dropped to its lowest level in four years – is beginning to reflect our strong and sustained job growth. There are currently more private-sector jobs here than at any point in our history, and we are growing more robustly than the rest of the country. We know there is still more work to do, and we are committed to making sure that every New Yorker looking for a job has the chance to find one. However, today’s numbers are further proof that New York City has firmly established itself as a national leader in economic recovery, and our future remains bright.
New data shows that unemployment is at a four-year low, and the number of private-sector jobs is at an all-time high.
Attention talented tech job seekers! Come meet NYCEDC and 50+ hiring startups at NYC Uncubed next Friday, May 17 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea. From early-stage ventures and Take the H.E.L.M. winning business Booker to more established tech companies like Tumblr, Facebook, and Twitter, Uncubed features the most successful startups in New York City in a fun, high energy atmosphere. Startups are hiring for software development, web design, sales, marketing, and other positions. Uncubed is also offering classes for the first time, from intro to advanced topics across skill sets. Get your tickets here! Come say hi to us at the NYCEDC booth and learn how to get involved in NYC’s startup scene.
See you all tomorrow at Uncubed!
Don’t miss NYCxDesign, a citywide celebration of design from May 10-21, 2013 to kick off year-round design happenings and events in New York City. From studio tours and talks to exhibit openings, NYCxDesign opens the inner workings of the world’s design capital for public view and interaction. You can find a searchable listing of all NYCxDesign events at nycxdesign.com, but here are our picks:
Next Top Makers Open Studio
Monday, May 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM
NYDesigns, 45-50 30th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Come catch up with New York’s Next Top Makers finalists as they turn their product prototypes into businesses.
Hot Rocks and Heavy Metal: Jewelry Design and Manufacturing in NYC
Tuesday, May 21 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM
The Diamond Dealer’s Club, 580 Fifth Avenue at 11 West 47th Street, New York City
Consumers, designers and jewelers from all over the world flock to 47th Street, the “Diamond District,” to find stone dealers, casting houses, raw materials, and inspiration. Join NYCEDC, the 47th Street BID, and CJ Recht for an evening of presentations and networking at the Diamond Dealer’s Club, an institution at the heart of the City’s jewelry industry.
Design for Production: Manufacturers and Designers in New York City
May 19, 20 and 21 – Locations and events across boroughs
NYDesigns and the Pratt Center for Community Development present two panel discussions and two “factory” tours during NYCxDesign week that will highlight distinctive design and production collaborations between manufacturers and designers in New York City.
Find out more on NYCEDC’s blog.
Today Mayor Bloomberg and Speaker Quinn announced the launch of an expanded, free Red Hook Summer Ferry service starting Memorial Day Saturday and running weekends throughout the summer!
The expanded service will run from Pier 11 in Manhattan to a new stop at Van Brunt Street and then to IKEA, both in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Free transfers will be available between the Red Hook Ferry and the northbound East River Ferry, which reaches a ridership of two million later this week! Get more details on NYCEDC’s blog.
Said Mayor Bloomberg:
“Hurricane Sandy hit the Red Hook community hard, and that’s why we’re making it easier than ever for New Yorkers to get to small businesses in the area in order to help the community continue to recover.
By expanding the already successful free IKEA ferry to another stop in the heart of Red Hook, and by connecting it to the East River Ferry that is celebrating its two millionth ride this week, the free Red Hook summer ferry will help boost the local economy. I look forward to the Red Hook Ferry’s opening this Memorial Day and encourage all New Yorkers to try it.”
See you on the Red Hook ferry this summer!
Photo credit: Retrofresh! via Flickr
With this news, you’d think Bobby Valentine is now managing New England’s tech scene:
New York’s share of venture capital dollars has doubled over the last ten years while its rival, Silicon Valley, has grown at a much slower pace and New England has sputtered, a new study from the Center for an Urban Future shows.
Between the first quarter of 2003 to the first quarter of this year, the New York area’s share of VC investments surged to 11.4% from 5.3%.
Silicon Valley’s share rose to 31.7% from 28.6% over the same period while New England’s share fell to 10.2% from 14.8%.
Read more in NY Daily News. Go #NYCTech!
Chart: Center for an Urban Future report