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

 |  NYCEDC

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

 |  NYCEDC

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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Cleanweb, Incubator

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

 |  NYCEDC

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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The Search For NYC Office Space

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WiredNYC is an initiative of the Bloomberg Administration charged with bringing transparency to broadband connectivity in NYC's commercial buildings. It is a certification program that evaluates the broadband infrastructure of New York City's commercial buildings.

Robyn Mohr of WiredNYC shares information on an upcoming General Assembly class that WiredNYC is offering to help businesses navigate the daunting search for office space.  

Since our launch in September,

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Wired NYC

121 Companies Find Their Match At Pilot Health Tech NYC Matchmaking Days

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By Andrew O'Shaughnessy, Project Manager, Center for Economic Transformation

Last week, an army of health tech startups and healthcare leaders descended on the NY Genome Center to participate in two days of matchmaking sessions as part of Pilot Health Tech NYC. Through 300+ brief, curated meetings, a total of 26 hospitals, neighborhood clinics, and large employers were exposed to a wide range of health and wellness technologies that promise to improve New Yorkers’ lives.

Recruited and screened by NYCEDC and partner Health 2.0, 121 companies offered a wide range of solutions including...

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Made in NYC : eCaring

 |  NYCEDC

Last year, over 40 innovator teams submitted proposals for health pilot projects to Pilot Health Tech NYC. eCaring was one of 10 winning projects.

In conjunction with Pace University, eCaring was able to test its new web-based care management and monitoring system among Henry Street Settlement's retirement community in the Lower East Side. 

Founder and CEO Robert Herzog talked to us about the need for this new type of patient monitoring system, the talent he's looking for, and why eCaring is proud to be in NYC.

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Money Matters Success Story: Josephine Banks

 |  NYCEDC

In 2006, Josephine Banks started a real estate brokerage firm based in Brooklyn.

Like many business owners, she realized that she needed to shift focus when the economy took a turn for the worse. In late 2012, Josephine rebranded her business as a company specializing in green and sustainable products and renamed it Green Tech Sustainable Solutions.

Green Tech Sustainable Solutions now fulfills contracts among commercial and residential businesses for green cleaning services and products, providing energy and green...

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MWDBE, Small Business

ConnectNYC Success Story: DonorsChoose.org

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ConnectNYC is a NYCEDC program that provides free construction and installation of fiber internet to qualified businesses. DonorsChoose.org, a recent recipient of ConnectNYC funding, is an online charity that makes it easy to help students in need through school donations.

Crucial to DonorsChoose.org's success is the ability to connect with its national audience in a cost-efficient and seamless way. 

The nonprofit recently made the cover of Fast Company's 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World issue, the...

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NYC at SXSW Interactive 2014

 |  NYCEDC

Are you going to South by Southwest (SXSW) this year?

Heralded as one of the nation's ultimate music, film, and interactive conferences, SXSW kicks off this Friday, March 7 in Austin, Texas. 

We're happy to support New York Tech Meetup (NYTM) as it brings a piece of the Big Apple to the Interactive portion of SXSW. 

Join NYTM on Saturday, March 8 as...

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SXSW, Tech, Made in NYC

A Taste of Essex Street Market: Formaggio Essex

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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 who make up the bustling corner of Delancey and Essex Street.

This week we profile Formaggio Essex, known for its wide selection of handcrafted cheeses, artisanal meats, and specialty foods. Formaggio Essex is a prime example of Essex Street Market's exquisite taste—one that makes it a true foodie destination. We spoke with general manager Andrew Clark.

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