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Taste of Essex Street Market: Pain d'Avignon

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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.

At Pain d'Avignon, bread is made the old-fashioned way.

Step in and you'll see that this cozy, warmly lit shop at Essex Street Market is no ordinary bakery or boulangerie, as the owners would like to call it.

The three owners of

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Rising to the Challenge

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RISE blogAt this week’s Technology Demo Night, set against the stunning backdrop at the New York Academy of Sciences, companies demonstrated exactly how they would protect communities and small businesses from future storms.

A few weeks ago, at the start of Climate Week, Mayor de Blasio committed New York City to a bold new goal: reducing carbon emissions 80% by the year 2050. Through the new plan, “One City: Built to Last," the City will work to...

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2014 NYC Development Finance Conference Registration Is Open

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What does innovative development look like for communities across the 5 boroughs?

On Wednesday, November 5, get inspired at the 2014 Development Finance Conference. Held at the stunning Four World Trade Center, top industry experts from government, real estate, not-for-profits, finance, law, and business will present insights and share experience on using development finance tools to enable...

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An Inside Look at NYC's Incubators: Staten Island MakerSpace

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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. 

A 6,000 square-foot workshop on Staten Island's North Shore...

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National Manufacturing Day

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Today is National Manufacturing Day!

National Manufacturing Day is about embracing the ingenuity of New York City’s manufacturers. From Williamsburg's iconic Brooklyn Brewery to Precision Metal Fabricators at Gowanus, to newer creators like Jacques Torres, making things has always been a main part of who we are as New Yorkers.

Meet the Makers

To celebrate, NYCEDC is excited to announce the launch of “Meet the Makers,” our newest podcast series. Each month, we will share stories of the next generation of manufacturers who live and work right here in New York City. Listen to this sneak preview of the first...

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David Gilford, on the W2NYC Global Industry Challenge

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With a background in finance and renewable energy, David Gilford has always been fascinated by how technology can solve important social issues by engaging both the public and private sectors.

As a Vice President at NYCEDC, David helps pioneer innovative change in the public sector, while serving as the city’s link to private companies that come up with new ideas.

We spoke to him about this fall's World to NYC Global Industry Challenge, that is taking place September 29 - October 2. 

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What is the World to NYC Global Industry...

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A Taste of Essex Street Market: Luis Meats

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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.

Looking for the perfect cut of meat?

Luis Meats, a long-standing butcher shop in Essex Street Market, can help. 

Since moving from the Dominican Republic almost 40 years ago, owner Luis Rodriguez has built his business from the ground up. Over the years, he's grown his...

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New York's Next Top Makers

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New York City's Next Top Makers have arrived. 

In our high-tech, information-oriented world where it is increasingly easy to just press a button to buy something new, it sometimes feels like using our hands to build, fix things, and tinker is a relic of a long passed era.

But the Maker Movement is bringing DIY and local manufacturing to the 21st century. Look around and you'll find a wellspring of creative innovation emerging from New York City’s vast ecosystem of diverse people and activities. Ingenious makers in manufacturing, engineering, industrial design, hardware...

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September Economic Snapshot: Measuring Recycling Awareness

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Can 311 calls serve as a big data proxy for climate awareness?

If the data is any indication, then it seems like New Yorkers are becoming more aware and concerned about the ecological impact we each have on our environment. In turn, the City has responded with recycling and composting programs such as Composting Days and Recycling Education Centers. So far this year, the Department of Sanitation has collected 579 million pounds of recyclables so far in 2014. 

Just in time for the UN Climate Summit, our

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An Inside Look at NYC's Incubators: Chashama

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The Brooklyn Army Terminal Atrium. Photo Credit: James Mocko

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...

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