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What does innovative development look like for communities across the 5 boroughs?
On Wednesday, November 5, get inspired at the 2014 Development Finance Conference. Held at the stunning Four World Trade Center, top industry experts from government, real estate, not-for-profits, finance, law, and business will present insights and share experience on using development finance tools to enable...Read More
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.
A 6,000 square-foot workshop on Staten Island's North Shore...Read More
National Manufacturing Day is about embracing the ingenuity of New York City’s manufacturers. From Williamsburg's iconic Brooklyn Brewery to Precision Metal Fabricators at Gowanus, to newer creators like Jacques Torres, making things has always been a main part of who we are as New Yorkers.
To celebrate, NYCEDC is excited to announce the launch of “Meet the Makers,” our newest podcast series. Each month, we will share stories of the next generation of manufacturers who live and work right here in New York City. Listen to this sneak preview of the first...Read More
With a background in finance and renewable energy, David Gilford has always been fascinated by how technology can solve important social issues by engaging both the public and private sectors.
As a Vice President at NYCEDC, David helps pioneer innovative change in the public sector, while serving as the city’s link to private companies that come up with new ideas.
We spoke to him about this fall's World to NYC Global Industry Challenge, that is taking place September 29 - October 2.
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.
Looking for the perfect cut of meat?
Luis Meats, a long-standing butcher shop in Essex Street Market, can help.
Since moving from the Dominican Republic almost 40 years ago, owner Luis Rodriguez has built his business from the ground up. Over the years, he's grown his...Read More
New York City's Next Top Makers have arrived.
In our high-tech, information-oriented world where it is increasingly easy to just press a button to buy something new, it sometimes feels like using our hands to build, fix things, and tinker is a relic of a long passed era.
But the Maker Movement is bringing DIY and local manufacturing to the 21st century. Look around and you'll find a wellspring of creative innovation emerging from New York City’s vast ecosystem of diverse people and activities. Ingenious makers in manufacturing, engineering, industrial design, hardware...Read More
If the data is any indication, then it seems like New Yorkers are becoming more aware and concerned about the ecological impact we each have on our environment. In turn, the City has responded with recycling and composting programs such as Composting Days and Recycling Education Centers. So far this year, the Department of Sanitation has collected 579 million pounds of recyclables so far in 2014.Read More
Can your cell phone help reduce your heating bill and strengthen tenant’s rights?
Yes, thanks to one of the winners of this year’s NYC BigApps competition.
On Tuesday night, NYC BigApps, the nation's largest municipally-supported civic innovation competition, awarded over $100,000 in prize money to tech solutions that help solve some of New York City’s most pressing challenges. In an award ceremony that Mayor de Blasio joked is "bigger than the Grammys, bigger than the Emmys,” NYC BigApps awarded $20,000 to each winner in...Read More
The Brooklyn Army Terminal Atrium. Photo Credit: James Mocko
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...Read More
Walk upstairs to the second floor of an ordinary-looking building in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and you might suddenly think that you’ve entered a time machine.
Tailors mark up specially selected textiles with chalk; stitchers use foot-pedaled machines to sew horsehair fabric to hand-cut jackets; even the remnants of the gas jets for lanterns that lit up the shop floor a century ago are visible on the walls.
And perhaps you may not know where you are, since those same walls display both a Mezuzah and the bright red paper of a Chinese calendar; Mexican, Puerto Rican, and...Read More