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South by Southwest (SXSW) is in full swing!
And NYC is holding down the fort. As one of the nation's largest music, film, and interactive conferences, SXSW Interactive is the place to rub elbows with technologists and the best minds of the startup world while getting a sneak peek into the future of technology and digital creativity.
Women In Need, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that provides housing, health services, employment assistance, and educational programming for homeless families in New York City.
Today, WIN operates 11 shelters across Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, serving over 4,500 people—including 2,700 children—every night.
Currently based in Midtown, the need for their services has been growing, and WIN is expanding to a new facility in Harlem where they’re also operating a refurbished affordable housing development. WIN is set to develop a three-story...Read More
By Kristina Pecorelli, Senior Project Manager, Economic Research and Analysis
Fashion is a key legacy industry in NYC.
According to the Global Language Monitor, a technology firm that tracks the worldwide frequency of words and phrases used in the media and on the Internet,...Read More
While enjoying a home-cooked meal or visiting your favorite NYC restaurant, have you ever stopped to wonder exactly where your food comes from?
The likely answer is the Bronx.
Approximately 50% of the food that arrives to you via home cooked meals, restaurants, and New York City stores passes through the NYCEDC-managed Hunts Point Food Distribution Center. The cluster of wholesale markets in the South Bronx is one of the most important sites in the city. Its 329 acres support 115 private wholesalers that employ more than 8,000 people.
From the 1960s, local vendors from throughout the city were...Read More
This post is part of NYCEDC’s Thinking Ahead series, which features editorials from New York City leaders and influencers across key sectors and neighborhoods to foster dialogue around the issues impacting our city. Read more Thinking Ahead posts here.
The following was written by Jessamyn Rodriguez, Founder and CEO of Hot Bread Kitchen (HBK), a social...Read More
This week, we're sharing a whole new side of Essex Street Market by showcasing the vibrant and dynamic stories behind the merchants at this historic culinary destination.
When Mayor Fiorello La Guardia established the market in 1939, it became a fixture of the Lower East Side. Since then, the neighborhood has evolved, turning the market into a melting pot of distinctive shops that offer a wide array of ethnic and artisanal offerings,...Read More
NYCEDC, in partnership with the popular urban discovery blog, Untapped Cities, is thrilled to announce a new Behind the Scenes NYC Tour Series that will shine a light on some of our most exciting development projects.
Over the next several months, a monthly tour will give New Yorkers a unique, behind-the-scenes look at projects such as...Read More
NYC needs you to help reimagine the world’s largest digital health competition.
Pilot Health Tech NYC has awarded $2 million to health tech companies and hospitals to help them adopt technologies that improve New Yorkers’ health and save them money. Today, NYCEDC is calling for partners to help chart a new course for this successful program.
Pilot Health Tech NYC matches...Read More
By Lynne Guey and Richard Solomon, NYCEDC Marketing
The 87th Academy Awards take place this Sunday at 8:30 pm EST. While the red carpet rolls out at Hollywood's Dolby Theater, New York City has also played a significant role in the production of some of the night's leading contenders. Let's take a look.
The entertainment industry employs approximately 130,000 New Yorkers and contributes about $7.1 billion to the local economy annually. As a whole, the industry is on the rise: preliminary numbers from New York State Department of Labor’s...Read More
When it comes to fashion, NYC needs no introduction.
The city is synonymous with some of the world's biggest designers and brands. As we celebrate our fashion heritage and future during Fashion Week, it’s worth reflecting on the origins of an industry that today boasts a nearly $900 million economic impact.
Over 100 years ago, thousands of New Yorkers worked in garment factories in Manhattan. Their efforts moved a generation into the middle class, ushered in social...Read More