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A Taste of Essex Street Market: Ni Japanese Delicacies

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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.

Atsushi Numata first wandered into Essex Street Market on a trip from Japan in the 1980s.

It was a different place then. "The Army/Navy store was selling switchblades," Atsushi remembers. "There were bootlegged bags and shoes."

Little did he know that the market would transform into a central...

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A Taste of Essex Street Market: New Star Fish Market

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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.

Since 1993, New Star Fish Market has been serving all varieties of fish at Essex Street Market.

Clams, scallops, lobsters, squid—you name it! New Star Fish Market is one of the market's oldest vendors, selling quality fish cut and cleaned to order.

We spoke with owner Jae Suh...

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Making It Here Tour Recap: Edison Price Lighting Factory

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by Brendan Crain, Open House New York Program Director, and Michael Josephs, NYCEDC intern

“Our niche is people who want quality lighting that will last a long time,” explained Emma Price, President of Edison Price Lighting, when asked about her company’s specialty.

Established in 1952, Edison Price Lighting has over 60 years of experience designing and manufacturing high-quality, energy-efficient lighting fixtures at their factory in Long Island City, Queens, in the shadow of the Queensboro Bridge. The company has...

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NYC Point of View: Darryl Zuk

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"Different street grids come together and you get a sense of how NYC has developed and expanded over time."

According to Darryl Zuk, that's what the city looks like from 104 floors above. Twice now, Darryl has traveled 1,776 feet to the top floor of the newly built One World Trade Center—currently the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere—for a symbolic and awe-inspiring view of the city.

As a project manager in our Capital department, Darryl has worked on some of our most exciting construction projects around the city for nearly two years. In addition to his design and...

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Hunts Point Markets

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By Kevin McCaffrey, Economics Research and Analysis Project Manager

Ever wondered where food in New York City comes from? Much of the answer lies in a peninsula in the South Bronx called Hunts Point.

Hunts Point is a peninsula in the South Bronx that juts out into the East River, east of Morrisania and across the river from La Guardia Airport and Rikers Island. Most of the peninsula serves industrial uses, though it includes some residential areas as well.

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2014 NYC Fashion Career Week

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Social Media and Technology Panel at NYC Fashion Career Week (l-r): Tom Handley, Franky Arriola, Rachel Silver, Aliza Licht, and Elizabeth Cannon; Photo Credit: Lior Tamin

By Andrea Kramar, Fellow, Industry Transformation Team at the Center for Economic Transformation

Explore. Learn. Prepare. Connect. 

Such was the mantra guiding New York City fashion enthusiasts at the first-ever NYC Fashion Career Week. From July 17th - 21st, over 350 individuals packed the halls of

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RISE : NYC Finalist Spotlight: NYC Daylighting

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Imagine if a power outage didn't automatically mean darkness.

Among the technologies being considered to help prepare New York City for future storms is one that is deceptively simple: daylighting, or using sunlight to illuminate buildings so that New Yorkers can get back to work more quickly.

Hurricane Sandy not only ravaged waterfront communities and homes across the City, it also damaged more than 20,000 small businesses. In some cases, businesses had to close for weeks or months to get back on their feet.  

Since the storm, the City has worked to ensure that recovery means more than...

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An Inside Look at NYC's Incubators: Made in NY Media Center by IFP

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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. 

To kick off the incubator series, we entered the vibrant world at...

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A Taste of Essex Street Market: Roni-Sue's Chocolates

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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.

It's hard to miss the neon Roni-Sue sign at Essex Street Market.

It's even harder to miss the orderly rows of delectable candies and their irresistible, chocolate aroma.

Rhonda Kave's affinity for chocolate began as a hobby. For over 25 years, she has artfully made...

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DCAS Partners With W2NYC To Launch IDEA Program

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Could your technology help make New York City’s buildings more efficient and sustainable?

The New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) is partnering with World to NYC (W2NYC) to help find companies to participate in its newly-launched Innovative Demonstrations for Energy Adaptability (IDEA) program.

DCAS Energy Management handles electricity, natural gas, and steam accounts that serve 80 agencies and more than 4,000 City-owned and managed...

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