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2014 Coney Island Opening Day

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by Alexandra Silversmith, Development Analyst at NYCEDC 

On Sunday, thousands joined elected officials, community leaders, residents, and business owners to usher in the 2014 Coney Island amusement season.

The day kicked off with the 29th annual Blessing of the Rides at Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park. This Palm Sunday opening partnership between the Salt and Sea Mission and the Vourderis family provides local Coney Island kids with the opportunity to enjoy the amusements in their very own backyard.

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Everything You Need To Know About Competition THRIVE

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Last week, NYCEDC hosted an info session for Competition To Help Reach Immigrant Ventures and Entrepreneurs (THRIVE). In its third year, the program encourages new and innovative ideas that assist immigrant entrepreneurs in starting, operating, and expanding their businesses in New York City.

The session brought together past THRIVE winners to share tips and insights on the application process. The panel included four previous first and second place winners: Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC), BOC Network, New York Public Library (NYPL), and last year's grand prize winner CAMBA ...

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Made in NYC: Target Health

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Target Health is a Made in NYC health company, founded by couple Jules Mitchel and Joyce Hays. Serving the pharmaceutical community since 1993, the company has met incredible success in its 20 years through innovative optimization of drugs, biologics, and devices.

NYCEDC is thrilled to have witnessed and supported Target Health through its participation in our Eds and Meds series of roundtables, as well as the 2013 NYC to Israel program. 

We spoke with co-founder Jules Mitchel about Target Health's mission and why they are proud to be in NYC.

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A Taste of Essex Street Market: Peasant Stock

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A historic culinary destination on the Lower East Side, Essex Street Market is home to more than 20 independent merchants. Over the next few months, we will feature the characters that make up the bustling corner of Delancey and Essex Street.

Peasant Stock is a family-owned business that serves freshly-made soups. Patrons can often find owner Christine Juritsch and daughter Emma brewing on-site with homemade stock and quality ingredients. We spoke with Christine about her first three months at the market. 

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A Taste of Essex Street Market: Boubouki

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A historic culinary destination on the Lower East Side, Essex Street Market is home to more than 20 independent merchants. Over the next few months, we will feature the characters that make up the bustling corner of Delancey and Essex Street.

Boubouki is a gourmet Greek store in Essex Street Market that offers freshly made pies and seasonally picked ingredients tucked into layers of phyllo dough. Owner Rona Economou shares the story behind how this popular Greek shop came to be. 

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Made in NYC: Paperless Post

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Have you ever received a beautifully adorned invitation in your inbox? Chances are, the company behind it was Paperless Post, a Made in NY startup launched in 2009 by siblings Alexa and James Hirschfeld.

Known for its distinctive, customizable designs for online and paper stationery, Paperless Post makes it easy to communicate expressively for any event, whether it be daily correspondence or milestone life events.

The company is quickly growing. Last year, it relocated and expanded operations to 115 Broadway in Lower Manhattan. As the ...

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March Economic Snapshot: Patents and Innovation in New York City

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New York City has made headlines for major acquisitions and record high venture capital funding in recent years.

As Crain's reported in January, venture capital funding in the New York metro region posted its highest numbers since 2001 in year-end and fourth-quarter totals of 2013. In accordance with this data, our March Economic Snapshot reports that over the past decade $2.9 billion was spread over 396 deals. 

In addition to venture funding, other key indicators of innovation have experienced significant growth including...

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A Taste of Essex Street Market: Luca and Bosco Ice Cream

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A historic culinary destination on the Lower East Side, Essex Street Market is home to more than 20 independent merchants. Over the next few months, we will feature the characters that make up the bustling corner of Delancey and Essex Street.

What better way to celebrate the impending warmer days than with ice cream? Luca & Bosco Fine Crafted Ice Cream at Essex Street Market is serving up flavors to satisfy all tastes, from Drunk & Salty Caramel to Lemon Olive Oil. It's gluten-free too! Here's the story behind how these tasty flavors came to be.

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NYC Urban Future Lab Opens Its Doors To A Sustainable Future

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By Sander Dolder, Senior Project Manager, Center for Economic Transformation

Last Thursday, a standing-room-only crowd of over 120 attendees and notable speakers gathered in Downtown Brooklyn for the official opening of the Urban Future Lab. The diverse mix of startups, government, academic, private industry and non-profit participants exemplified NYCEDC’s original concept to bring together resources that...

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A Taste of Essex Street Market: Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space

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A historic culinary destination on the Lower East Side, Essex Street Market is home to more than 20 independent merchants. Over the next few months, we will feature the characters that make up the bustling corner of Delancey and Essex Street.

Essex Street Market is filled with all sorts of edifying goods, including some of the non-edible variety. This week, we profile Artists Alliance, a non-profit that supports emerging artists and serves as a resource to engage the Lower East Side community. Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space, one of their four principle programs, provides exhibition opportunities to...

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