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Spotlight on Next Top Maker Fellow: Sensory Percussion

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New York's Next Top Makers is a NYCEDC-run program that brings together creators, designers, and problem solvers to encourage innovation and local manufacturing in New York City. Over the course of the next few weeks, we'll be running profiles from each of the six chosen Fellows, who will enter a yearlong Studio Incubation program to develop their prototype through access to mentorship, expertise, tools, and other resources.

By Tlacael Esparza, Co-Founder of Sensory Percussion, 2014 NYC...

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Next Top Maker

New York City 2.0

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New York City has the fastest growing start-up scene in the world.

Nearly 300,000 New Yorkers work in the innovation economy, with employment growing at 7.6% per year—faster than almost any other sector. Over three billion dollars of venture capital have flowed into the New York City area over the last four quarters alone, contributing to what’s already a $156 billion tech economy.

Of course, the true success of our tech sector extends beyond the numbers and into the manifestation of a vibrant ecosystem. Anyone entering the NYC tech scene...

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NYC Tech, Digital.NYC

A Taste of Essex Street Market: Viva Fruits and Vegetables

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A historic culinary destination on the Lower East Side, Essex Street Market is home to more than 20 independent merchants. This series features the characters that make up the bustling corner of Delancey and Essex Street.

Viva Fruits & Vegetables has sold fruits, vegetables, and Mexican specialty food products at Essex Street Market for over 14 years. Some of the products are even imported directly from Mexico and Santo Domingo, like green bananas, plantains, yucca, eggplants, pineapples, coconuts, sugar cane, cassava, and grapefruits!

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An Inside Look at NYC's Incubators: HBK Incubates

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What's incubating, NYC?

To date, NYCEDC has helped launch 15 startup incubators across New York City's five boroughs. These incubators collectively support over 1,000 jobs and provide affordable working space to innovative and promising entrepreneurs who are building businesses. This Incubator Series provides an inside look into each unique workspace, the companies they house, and how they promote economic growth in New York City. 

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It's more than bread and...

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Incubator, Food

3D Hubs Moves to NYC

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The 3D printing global market is expected to grow 500% in the next five years.

This year, the sector is forecast to generate $3.8 billion globally. And while we won’t all be printing mugs from home factories tomorrow, Bram de Zwart does believe that 3D printing hubs around the world will be able to bring manufacturing to everyone's neighborhood. In fact, the 3D-printing-lab-next-door is already becoming a reality thanks in part to his startup, 3D Hubs.

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Progress at Bush Terminal Piers Park

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UPDATE: October 27, 2014

Great news! NYSDEC has approved our site management plan, and we have executed an MOU with the Parks Department. Happy to hear that our partners at Parks are planning an opening day in early November. Stay tuned for updates later this week with more information about the grand opening!


October 7, 2014 

Following completion of the Bush Terminal Piers Park construction in August, NYCEDC submitted the paperwork requested by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) for review and...

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In The Spotlight: Esther Tsvayg, NYC Generation Tech

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NYC Generation Tech is a tech-entrepreneurship program that provides hands-on learning experiences and mentorship opportunities for New York City high school students interested in transforming the world through tech-based innovations. 

Launched by NYCEDC in partnership with the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) in 2012, NYC GenTech has had a fantastic year. After a successful Demo Night in September, 2014 NYC GenTech participants received a tour of City Hall—and even shook hands with Mayor de Blasio!...

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The Solar Alternative

 |  NYCEDC

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Installing a Solar Photovoltaic System with Grid Alternatives. Photo by Stacy Lee, OLTPS

By Luke Clause, Senior Project Manager, Center for Economic Transformation

Earlier this month, members of NYCEDC’s Clean Technology and Energy Team helped install a solar photovoltaic (PV) system on a home in Far Rockaway through Grid Alternatives, the nation's largest nonprofit solar contractor.

Grid Alternatives is a nonprofit organization that installs clean, cost-saving solar electric systems exclusively for low-income families at no cost, with help from various...

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A Taste of Essex Street Market: Essex Farm

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A historic culinary destination on the Lower East Side, Essex Street Market is home to more than 20 independent merchants. This series features the characters that make up the bustling corner of Delancey and Essex Street.

This week, we ventured into Essex Farm, a grocery store inside the market that offers a wide array of high-quality fresh produce including fruit, herbs, and...hot sauce!

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NYC Point of View: Alexandra Silversmith

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"As a native New Yorker and Brooklynite, I still find myself in awe of the city."

Alexandra Silversmith is an avid shutterbug, frequently posting photographic gems, big and small, from her adventures around the city on her personal Instagram. From August to September, Alexandra served as NYCEDC's Instagram Ambassador, posting several times a week to our account.

As a project manager in our Development Department (and resident Coney Island expert), Alexandra Silversmith serves as a liaison for local...

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