A Taste of NYC: Fancy Food Fellows


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New York City has always been the global gateway for immigration.

From the shores of Ellis Island to the halls of JFK Airport, the multi-ethnic, cross-cultural fabric of the City has never been more apparent than through the city's varied cuisine.

Across neighborhoods like Greenpoint, Park Hill, Morrisania, Jackson Heights, and East Harlem - whether it’s selling empanadas on the corner or baking homemade goods - entrepreneurs in these diverse communities have brought us delicious treats and added brilliant new flavors to New York City’s melting pot.

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2014: A Year in Review on the NYCEDC Blog


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2014 was another busy year for NYCEDC.

Under the de Blasio administration, we embarked on initiatives that create new paths to prosperity for all New Yorkers through expanded living wage laws and the reactivation of landmark cultural institutions. At the same time, 2014 served as a continuation of our work to build...

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December Economic Snapshot: Air Cargo in New York City



By Kristina Pecorelli, Senior Project Manager, Economic Research and Analysis 

While many will associate John F. Kennedy International Airport with heightened passenger travel this month, the holiday season is also the airport’s busiest time of the year for freight and mail shipments.

In the December Economic Snapshot, we explore the world’s largest international air cargo hub by freight value. JFK International Airport handled more than 1.3 million tons of cargo worth nearly $2 billion in 2013. Though still number one in the world in terms of value, JFK fell four spots in the national...

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NYC Point of View: Max Taffet


Max TaffetBy Max Taffet, Project Manager, Ports and Transportation Division

Over the month of November, I had the opportunity to be an NYCEDC Instagram Ambassador.

Before taking on the temporary title, I never could have guessed the variety of subjects and places I’d capture for my Instagram posts. When thinking about photo content, I regularly asked myself, “Is this right for the NYCEDC Instagram feed?”

After a month of posting, I’m surprised to say almost everything that came to mind was “right," or at the very least, not “wrong." NYCEDC is an...

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Thinking Ahead: The Coding Economy


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This is the first post in 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.

The following post is written by Adam Enbar, who co-founded The Flatiron School in October 2012. The Flatiron School teaches passionate and creative people mobile and web development. Since October 2012, the school has trained hundreds of web and iOS developers, including

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Thinking Ahead: An Introduction


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What does the future of New York City hold?

It’s no small question, but here at NYCEDC it’s among the big questions that drive us every day.

There are many: how do we develop opportunities for New Yorkers at all rungs of the economic ladder? How can we creatively use resources to improve transportation and housing? How do we foster the next generation of talent? Most fundamentally: How do we make New York City the best place to live, work, play, and raise a family?

We have the privilege of working with...

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Meet the Makers: Manufacture NY


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The future of NYC's fashion manufacturing is bright.

In the December episode of our Meet the Makers podcast series, Miquela Craytor, the director of the Industrial Desk, sits down with Bob Bland, the founder of Manufacture NY, a fashion design and production incubator for independent designers.

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Spotlight on Next Top Maker Fellow: Kinograph



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 Matthew Epler, Founder of Kinograph, 2014...

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Venture Capital in New York, Q3 2014


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By Kyle Marks, Economics Research and Analysis Project Manager

The latest quarterly figures from CB Insights and PricewaterhouseCoopers are in, and they indicate continued growth of venture capital funding in New York.

Our Q3 Tech Trends and Insights report reveals that the third quarter of 2014 saw the largest amount of VC funding in New York since Q3 2000. New York’s deals fell 9% from Q2 2014, while...

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Kickstarter Inspires New York's Next Top Makers


We’re all capable of creating incredible things.

Kickstarter is a global crowdfunding platform that enables people to bring creative projects to life. Since its launch in April 2009, the company has received over $1 billion in pledges from over 7 million donors to fund 74,000 projects. 

Proudly made in NY, Kickstarter fosters an inventive and entrepreneurial atmosphere at its Greenpoint, Brooklyn headquarters in a former pencil...

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