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Meet the Makers: Episode 2

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Industrial business is on our minds and in the news these days.

At NYCEDC, we work regularly with industrial businesses, advocates, and entrepreneurs to devise and implement programs to support manufacturing in the city. 

In the November episode of our Meet the Makers podcast series, Miquela Craytor, the director of the Industrial Desk, sits down with David Lee, the co-founder of KD New York, an apparel and dancewear company based in the Bronx. Meet the Makers shares the stories of manufacturers who live and work right here in NYC.

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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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Spotlight on Next Top Maker Fellow: Squink

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New York's Next Top Makers is an NYCEDC-run program that brings together creators, designers, and problem solvers to encourage innovation and local manufacturing in New York City. Over the course of the next few weeks, we'll be running profiles from each of the six chosen Fellows who will enter a yearlong Studio Incubation program to develop their prototype through access to mentorship, expertise, tools, and other resources.

By Nicholas Vansnick, Co-Founder of Squink, 2014 NYC Next Top Makers Fellow

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A Taste of Essex Street Market: Porto Rico Importing Co.

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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.

Porto Rico Coffee

Porto Rico Importing Company came into being because a family of newly arrived Italian immigrants craved items from the homeland. 

Founded in 1907 in Greenwich Village, Porto Rico was part of a cluster of stores that sold products that Italians were familiar with. In addition to...

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2014 NYC Development Finance Conference Recap

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What happens when hundreds of economic development thinkers and practitioners gather on the 68th floor of 4 World Trade Center? Progress.

Last week, NYCEDC’s Development Finance Conference brought together not-for-profits, developers, lenders, and other leaders and experts to discuss strategies and tools for creating and implementing a thoroughly 21st Century economic development program in New York City.

Gathering atop 4 World Trade Center, conference participants were granted a panoramic view of the city—from the Rockaways to the Hudson, from Pelham to Sunset Park—that allowed them to take in the full potential of every corner of every borough.

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NYC Point of View: Kat Lau

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macs on macsA Tech September To Remember

Kat Lau had quite the month this past September contributing to a number of NYC tech milestones. As a project manager in the Center for Economic Transformation on the Media and Tech team, Kat works on projects that include Digital.NYC, NYC Tech Talent Draft, and our suite of...

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Transforming Water Street's POPS

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By Patrick Hess, Assistant Vice President at NYCEDC

For years, Lower Manhattan was known as the world’s premier financial and innovation district.

But after 9/11 and the 2008 recession, some of the neighborhood’s commercial energy began to drain away.

With over 19 million square feet of office space, 100,000 employees, and a growing residential population, Water Street is a key commercial...

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A Taste of Essex Street Market: Davidovich Bakery Shop

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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.

Davidovich Bakery is the story of two men searching for the best bagel in NYC. 

With their search yielding minimal satisfaction, they decided to recreate the delicious, mouth-watering bagels they had once tasted in their Grandmother's kitchen for themselves.

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Spotlight on Next Top Maker Fellow: Poursteady

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New York's Next Top Makers is a NYCEDC-run program that brings together creators, designers, and problem solvers to encourage innovation and local manufacturing in New York City. Over the course of the next few weeks, we'll be running profiles from each of the six chosen Fellows who will enter a yearlong Studio Incubation program to develop their prototype through access to mentorship, expertise, tools, and other resources.

By Stephan von Muehlen, Poursteady Product Designer, 2014 NYC Next Top Makers Fellow

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The Rebirth of Lower Manhattan

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Yesterday, hundreds of employees of global media behemoth Condé Nast went to work at the company’s new headquarters in One World Trade Center.

Hundreds of years ago, when New York was still New Amsterdam, vendors from across the seas gathered under a cherry tree near the southern tip of Manhattan to swap goods. Since then, Wall Street and most of downtown Manhattan has been known as the world’s financial and innovation district, leading the globe’s trade in stocks, bonds, technologies, and other innovations.

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