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2014 Pilot Health Tech NYC Winners

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eric gertler at pilot day 2014

By Andrew O'Shaughnessy and Shahriar Khan, Center for Economic Transformation 

On June 26th, Pilot Health Tech NYC culminated in a demo day and celebration at the Alexandria Center for Life Science – NYC. Pilot Day was attended by 200 leaders from the City’s health tech, healthcare and venture communities who were treated to dynamic presentations from this year’s winning teams. The winning teams took home $1,000,000 in funding to validate new technologies through pilots in...

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3rd Annual Competition THRIVE Finalists

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working world

Immigrants are a driving force of New York City's economy.

We are pleased to announce the finalists for the third annual Competition THRIVE, a program that aims to support New York City's vibrant community of immigrant entrepreneurs. Competition THRIVE, held in cooperation with the Western Union Foundation and the Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation, invites proposals from community groups, businesses, and other organizations to develop programs that will assist immigrant entrepreneurs.

New York’s foreign-born...

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World to NYC Smart and Sustainable Cities Challenge

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world 2 nyc

New York City is setting the stage for urban efficiency, sustainability, and innovation.

For the World to NYC – Global Industry Challenge program, NYCEDC, together with its partner New York International, is inviting the most promising startup companies from around the world to present their digitally-enabled technologies that make cities more intelligent, efficient, and resilient by optimizing use of energy, resources, and the built environment. This includes software,...

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Food Manufacturing in Brooklyn

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fresh pies

Food manufacturing is the bedrock of manufacturing in Brooklyn.

If anyone needed a reminder of Brooklyn's thriving food scene, today's Brooklyn Eats! event presented by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce served up delicious evidence.

As the borough's first food and beverage trade show, Brooklyn Eats! showcased Brooklyn-based food manufacturers and businesses at 630 Flushing Avenue, the former Pfizer building which now houses a large cluster of artisanal food manufacturers.

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RISE : NYC Connect

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david gilford at rise-nyc connect

VP and Center for Economic Transformation Director David Gilford speaks to attendees at the RISE : NYC Connect event.

By Lara Croushore, Assistant Director at NYCEDC's Center for Economic Transformation

Last week, over 70 people gathered at Green Light New York for RISE : NYC Connect, an event that brought together local Hurricane Sandy-impacted small businesses and finalists of the $30 million RISE : NYC...

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Resiliency, RISE NYC

BigIdea: A Prepared and Resilient NYC

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sandy destruction

This is the fourth post in NYCEDC's BigIdea series, which highlights efforts by participants in the NYC BigApps competition to solve some of New York City's biggest issues.

NYC BigApps is a civic innovation competition that empowers the sharpest minds in tech, design, and business to solve NYC's toughest challenges. By calling attention to community organizations and leaders who are working daily to improve the city, the program asksHow can we use technology to make a better New York City?...

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NYC BigApps, BigIdea

BigIdea: FirstBuild

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GE microkitchen design

This is the third post in NYCEDC's BigIdea series, which highlights efforts by participants in the NYC BigApps competition to solve some of New York City's biggest issues.

NYC BigApps is a civic innovation competition that empowers the sharpest minds in tech, design, and business to solve NYC's toughest challenges. By calling attention to community organizations and leaders who are working daily to improve the city, the program asksHow can we use technology to make a...

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NYC BigApps, BigIdea

June Economic Snapshot: Wages of Men and Women in NYC

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June Snapshot Stock

How do earnings for women compare to earnings for men in NYC? 

Our June Economic Snapshot reveals that in 2012, wages between genders in NYC were more equal in New York City than in the United States as a whole. NYC's full-time female workers earned 92% of the median earnings of male workers, compared to 78.3% in the United States as a whole.

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10 Things You Should Know About The New Thunderbolt Roller Coaster

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It's tall, it's skinny, it's lighting-quick.

Thrill-seekers, get ready. The Thunderbolt roller coaster is finally open! A new classic Coney Island landmark, the Thunderbolt joins four other roller coasters at Luna Park that include the Cyclone, Steeplechase, Soaring Eagle, and the Tickler.

Before you straddle in, learn exactly what went into the making of this topsy-turvy 100% steel roller coaster. Here are ten things you should know about the new Thunderbolt:

1. The new Thunderbolt sits on the same block as the original Thunderbolt, next to the B&B Carousell and Steeplechase Plaza.

The original Thunderbolt was built in 1925 for a price of just $170,000. It was demolished in 2000 due to disrepair.

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Coney Island

NYC BigApps BigBuild #2: Building Hardware and Software

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Gadgets NYCBigApps BigBuild2

by Matthew Weinberg, Senior Project Manager, Media and Emerging Technology at Center for Economic Transformation

Last Saturday, nearly 200 people showed up to participate in one of NYC’s premier tech showcase events. NYCBigApps hosted its second BigBuild event at WeWork’s Charging Bull office space in downtown Manhattan, where competition participants, technologists, and mentors converged to build innovations that aim to solve...

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