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By Alysa Hannon, Senior Project Manager, Social Capital Desk, Center for Economic Transformation
Twenty student-social entrepreneurs, selected from across 10 institutions of higher education in New York City, were announced as the first cohort of this new landmark program. Created and implemented...Read More
Curated by Not Just a Label and hosted at the Waldorf Astoria, the popup shop showcases more than 400 items among men’s and women’s apparel, accessories, and jewelry - with 95% of all proceeds going directly back to the designers.
Among the items displayed are designer Mimi Prober's one-of-a-kind handcrafted garments made from antique textiles. Awarded...Read More
From fancy bike gear to cashmere, there are more than 400 items to shop at the City's first-ever Made in NY Fashion pop-up including men’s and women’s apparel, accessories, and jewelry - with 95% of all proceeds going directly back to the designers.
Julie Luyindula and Pamela Semmache are two of these talented designers. Both have been involved in fashion for several years....Read More
By Kristina Pecorelli, Assistant Vice President, Economic Research & Analysis
And they are increasingly looking to boroughs outside of Manhattan to find it.Read More
By Amir Beshay, Project Manager, International Desk, Center for Economic Transformation
Paris is famous for being one of the world's top destinations for cuisine, art, and culture.
As the home of the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, and over 75 Michelin Star restaurants, the City of Lights certainly ranks near the top of destination-worthy spots.
In addition to its beauty, Paris also touts a vibrant economy, a growing tech ecosystem, and an entrepreneurial community that is among the best in Europe and the world.Read More
Will Electric Cars Take Over The Streets of New York City Soon?
Dutch electric vehicle charging company EV-Box bets that they will, predicting that 100,000 electric vehicles will be in the Northeast within the next three years.
And by the looks of the company’s explosive growth, those vehicles will have more places to charge up before hitting the road.
Instead of filling up at gas stations, Electric Vehicles (EV) plug into the grid just like any other appliance. This requires the installation of charging points equipped with...Read More
Zach Aarons is co-founder and advisor of MetaProp NYC, a real estate technology accelerator that brings together the brightest minds in real estate and technology to help quickly build our industry’s most promising young companies.
This week, NYCEDC has partnered with MetaProp NYC...Read More
By Kristina Pecorelli, Assistant Vice President, Economic and Research Analysis
Farmers’ markets are a mainstay in many NYC neighborhoods, but that wasn’t always the case.
GrowNYC’s Greenmarket program operates approximately half of...Read More
Go Electric has developed a system of round-the-clock power supply monitoring to eliminate surprise power interruptions.
Superstorm Sandy highlighted the vulnerability of New York City’s energy infrastructure, leaving millions without power and bringing the city to a grinding halt.
Without power, small businesses suffered greatly: servers went down, refrigeration systems turned off, and fuel station pumps were rendered useless. In the aftermath, it became clear that in order to increase energy resilience, small businesses needed to decrease their reliance on the grid.Read More
No matter what neighborhood you live in, we are in your community, listening to your voice.
Over the past few weeks, NYCEDC has been spending more time on the ground, speaking directly to communities to develop new neighborhood strategies.
Engaging with local residents is critical to the way we plan and implement future projects. After all, New Yorkers know best what their neighborhoods need. That’s why we’re getting input on priorities from the people who actually live, work, and play in neighborhoods all across the city.
This bottom-up approach to...Read More