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From Yvonne Stennett: The Future of Inwood Relies on Us

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Dear Neighbor,

As the Executive Director of the Community League of the Heights (CLOTH), a community development organization dedicated to supporting and empowering all residents in Inwood and Washington Heights, I actively work on addressing an array of community needs, from finding affordable housing to getting better education, from providing health and youth services to revitalizing our neighborhood. CLOTH’s simple philosophy is that our doors are always open to neighbors in need and Inwood is one of our core areas of focus.

Inwood is a hidden treasure, with amazing parks and cultural assets, as well as many existing affordable rental units. Over the years, CLOTH...

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Feast on Savory Stats: Fourth of July Hot Dog Prices Drop

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How do Americans celebrate Fourth of July? NYCEDC analyzed the Independence Day traditions of everyday Americans to answer this very question.

As expected, many Americans will attend outdoor parties, join in on barbecues, and spend the evening gazing at the fireworks. Thousands of spectators will also travel to Coney Island for Nathan’s annual hot dog eating contest.[1] This is no average year for the best-of-the-wurst Nathan’s: the iconic hot dog vendor is celebrating its 100th anniversary, totaling over 435 million sausages sold at its 40...

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NYCEDC Launches Global Business Exchange with Milan

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NYCEDC Launches Global Business Exchange with Milan

First Exchange Program since Paris to Launch as Part of the NYCEDC Global Business Exchange

At the World Trade Week Awards Breakfast earlier this week, NYCEDC President Maria Torres-Springer announced the opening of applications for the NYCEDC Global Business Exchange — Milan. The Exchange, in partnership with the 

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NYCxDESIGN Returns: May 3 - May 17

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On May 3rd, 2016, NYCxDESIGN, New York City's official celebration of global design, returns for its fourth year. 

NYCxDESIGN was created in collaboration with the New York City Council in 2013 with a goal to showcase the important role that the design industry plays in the City’s economy, and to entice design enthusiasts from around the world to visit and explore NYC’s rich diversity of design offerings. Managed by NYC & Company and NYCEDC and informed by a Steering Committee composed of leaders...

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April Economic Snapshot: Biodiversity in NYC

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A closer look at New York City’s biodiversity.

Coyotes in Inwood Park, beavers in the East River, and a Painted Bunting in Brooklyn…in our concrete jungle, it can be easy to think that nature exists somewhere else, but the city’s five boroughs are home to an extraordinary number of habitats and species. In honor of Earth Day, our monthly snapshot takes a closer look at New York City’s biodiversity.

New York City sits at the mouth of the Hudson River, where it empties into the Atlantic Ocean. Freshwater, saltwater, wetlands, and woodlands all make up parts of the cities ecosystem, but plants and animals have also found interesting ways to adapt to...

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Sunshine in the City: The Power of Solar in NYC

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When you think about solar panels, a New York City rooftop is likely not the first place you envision. But NYC’s high costs of electricity and progressive renewable energy policies make going solar in the five boroughs not only feasible, but economical.

As a member of the NYC Solar Partnership, NYCEDC works to support the deployment of renewable energy and the companies that make solar possible in New York City.

Yesterday,

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Rising to the Challenge: NYC Daylighting Inc.

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By Nicole Spina and Kokei Otosi, Urban Innovation & Sustainability, Center for Economic Transformation

Solatube Daylighting Systems create a more resilient New York by bringing daylight indoors. 

When Superstorm Sandy hit in 2012, Rockaway residents and business owners Mike and Susan Shea were firsthand witnesses to the devastation. While they worked to repair their home and family business, the dire situation highlighted an opportunity for the Sheas to strengthen the resiliency of their own community by decreasing its reliance on the power grid.

The Sheas are long-time owners of Rockaway-based NYC Daylighting, a...

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smArtapps comes to NYC with eyes set on America’s 35,000 museums

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By Maxence Huyghe (Originally published on Medium)

smArtapps’s mission is to offer a new experience for museums and cultural venue visitors. To enhance the museum experience, we have developed a variety of digital solutions tailor-made for each institution that we work with. In France — and especially in Paris — we already work with the greatest cultural institutions: the Eiffel Tower, Musée Picasso-Paris, and the fourteen museums of the city of...

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My Meeting with the First Female Mayor of Paris: A Moment I Will Never Forget in Mogul’s History

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Tiffany and Mayor

By Tiffany Pham, Founder and CEO of Mogul (Originally published on Medium)

With a mission to empower women on a global scale via access to information, Mogul was honored to learn that we were a winner of the 

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Crowd Based Capitalism – Thinking Ahead with Prof. Arun Sundararajan

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By Maria Surilas, Research Assistant, Economic Research and Analysis

Airbnb, Uber, TaskRabbit and Lyft. These companies are just a few examples of what has been called the “sharing economy.” On Friday, February 26th, as part of its Thinking Ahead speaker series, NYCEDC hosted Prof. Arun Sundararajan of the Stern School at NYU to discuss the evolution and impact of the sharing economy. An authority on what he calls the “Crowd Based Capitalism”, the title of a forthcoming book, Prof. Sundararajan has advised the National Economic Council, the Federal Reserve Bank, the White House, and the Federal Trade Commission on the explosion of...

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