fDi Magazine ranks NYCEDC #1 for “Best Use of Social Media” and “Top City Digital Marketing” in its 2012 Digital Marketing Awards for investment promotion agencies around the world:
New York City’s economic development agency also performed well, not only coming second overall but also coming top for its use of social media, placing fourth for most innovative and ranking first among cities.
Congratulations to NYCruise for winning the prestigious “Port of the Year” Award at this year’s Seatrade Med Cruise Convention in Marseille, France! Learn more about New York City’s world-class ship terminals at www.nycruise.com.
Photo: NYCEDC’s Jennifer Wertz, VP, Marketing (left) and Thomas Spina, VP of Cruise Operations celebrate the win. Photo credit: The Avid Cruiser
We are happy to announce that our NYCEDC.com redesigned website won the 2012 IMA competition’s Best in Class Award for the “B2B” category! The Best in Class award is the highest honor bestowed by the Interactive Media Awards, which recognizes excellence in website design and development. Explore our award-winning website today.
NYC BigApps: Free Tickets!
We’re counting down the seconds until the NYC BigApps 3.0 Award Ceremony on Tuesday, April 17th, where we’ll announce the winners of Mayor Bloomberg’s annual challenge to developers to create innovative apps using official City data to serve NYC residents, businesses, and visitors. This year, we received a record-breaking ~100 eligible software apps from developers, competing for $50,000 in cash and other prizes.
Want to see what the buzz is all about? You too can join the awards ceremony and join in the BigApps fun. We’re giving out tickets via our #NYCBigAppsTix giveaway, where you’ll have a chance to receive tickets to the show the evening of Tuesday, April 17th in Chelsea. Along with the tech, investor and NYC government community, share in drinks and hors d’oeuvres and be part of the excitement as the Mayor hands out prizes for the best apps, including two Popular Choice awards.
NYCEDC and the NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunication (DoITT) have worked with more than 60 City agencies, Commissions, and Business Improvement Districts to make more than 230 new datasets available on NYC Open Data portal at www.nyc.gov/data for a total of nearly 750 available data sets. And you can help us brainstorm more!
Here’s how it works:
Be sure to include hashtag #NYCBigAppsTix to ensure that your submission is counted. Here’s a prompt to get you started: Hey @NYCEDC, I want #NYCBigAppsTix! My dataset idea is:
The first 50 people to submit dataset ideas that are responsive to this announcement will each receive up to two (2) tickets to attend the NYC BigApps 3.0 Award Ceremony (we’ll direct-message you and ask you to provide additional contact information). If you are one of these first 50 people, your name and dataset ideas may also be published on NYCEDC’s blog.
The period for submitting your dataset ideas will run from Wednesday, April 11th at 12:00 PM through
Friday, April 13th at 12:00 PM Monday, April 16th at 9:00 AM. The first 50 people who submit applicable dataset ideas will be notified no later than Monday, April 16th at Noon regarding their tickets to attend the NYC BigApps 3.0 Award Ceremony.
NYC BigApps 3.0 continues New York City’s ongoing engagement with the software developer community to improve the City, building on the first two annual BigApps competitions through new data, prizes, and resources. Learn more at www.nycbigapps.com.
NYC BigApps also furthers New York City’s open data efforts. As part of the Citywide Open Data Legislation, Local Law 11 of 2012, DoITT is currently developing technical standards and guidelines for City agencies. Learn more about how you can help NYC government unlock its data.
Great news: Euromoney’s inaugural Global Cities survey names New York City the best city in the world to do business, which includes attracting the best talent, business and investment, and global corporations and financial institutions. NYC Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert Steel and NYCEDC President Seth Pinsky attended an awards ceremony today to receive the Global Cities Award. They also participate in a panel discussion with Baldomero Falcones, FCC CEO and Chairman, and Thomas Green, Citi Managing Director, Public Finance Sector Head, where panelists will examine the key factors underpinning NYC’s financial competitiveness and the lessons these factors can provide to infrastructural challenges facing the “21st Century City.”
NYCEDC is the City’s primary engine for economic development charged with leveraging the City’s assets to drive growth, create jobs and improve quality of life. Learn more.
Tell us: What makes NYC a great place for you to do business?
NYC Venture Fellow’s Company GKIDS at the Oscars
We’re so pleased that NYC Venture Fellow Eric Beckman, founder and CEO of GKIDS, an animated art-house and family movie distribution company, had two of GKIDS’ films nominated for Best Animated Feature for the 2012 Academy Awards!
- “Chico & Rita” Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal
- “A Cat in Paris” Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli
NYC GovFresh Awards
NYCEDC has entered the 2011 GovFresh Awards, which honor innovative city government technology projects over the past year. This is a great opportunity to recognize all the work that New York City has done in improving government transparency and connecting with citizens.
We encourage you to vote today for the following awards:
- New York City for the “City of the Year” award
- NYC BigApps for the “Best Government/Citizen Collaboration” award (NYCEDC)
- NYC BigApps 3.0 Hackathon for the “Best Civic Hackathon” award (NYCEDC)
- Reinvent NYC.gov for the “Best Civic Hackathon” award
- NYC Open Data for “Best Open Data Platform” award
- New York City Emergency Management for “Best Use of Social Media for Emergency Management” award
Voting ends soon – on December 11th!
It’s very easy to sign up to vote, and you will have 10 votes to distribute among the initiatives. Please share this with your friends and colleagues. Thank you!
Public Design Commission Awards
Two of our projects were among the 11 outstanding public projects that received the Public Design Commission’s 29th Annual Awards for Excellence in Design this week.
Installation of a Commemorative Program at the Original Yankee Stadium Site
Macombs Dam Park, E. 157th Street to E. 161st Street between River Avenue and Ruppert Plaza, Bronx
A project of the Economic Development Corporation and the Department of Parks & Recreation / Doyle Partners / Cozzolino Studio
Renovation and Expansion of the Museum of the Moving Image
35th Avenue at 36th Street, Queens
A project of the Economic Development Corporation, the Department of Cultural Affairs and the Museum of the Moving Image / Leeser Architecture / Karlssonwilker
The awards celebrate the highest design standards for public projects in New York City and have been bestowed yearly by the Design Commission, formerly called the Art Commission, since 1982. For a list of all the winning projects, visit the Public Design Commission.
NYC Ranked Top ‘American City of the Future’
New York City took first place in fDi Magazine’s American Cities of the Future Awards 2011/12, followed by Chicago and Houston. New York City also claimed top prize in “North American City of the Future” for the second year running. The new ranking focuses on a mixture of data and expert opinion to rank cities that have the best prospects for inward investment, economic development, and business expansion. Here’s how else we fared:
- Winner - American Cities of the Future 2011/12
- Winner - North American Cities of the Future
- Winner - Major Cities of the Future
- Winner - Major Cities, Business Friendliness
- Winner - Major Cities, Economic Potential
- Winner - Major Cities, Human Resources
- Winner - Major Cities, Infrastructure
- Top Ten - Major Cities, FDI Strategy
Full results are available on www.fDiIntelligence.com/Rankings. (Note: Free registration will be required to view the rankings.)