Blog

NYC Point of View: Kat Lau

 |  NYCEDC

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...

Read More

Transforming Water Street's POPS

 |  NYCEDC

retail

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...

Read More

A Taste of Essex Street Market: Davidovich Bakery Shop

 |  NYCEDC

davidovich

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.

Read More

Spotlight on Next Top Maker Fellow: Poursteady

 |  NYCEDC

pour steady

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

Read More
Next Top Maker

The Rebirth of Lower Manhattan

 |  NYCEDC

freedom by trista sordillo

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.

Read More

Spotlight on Next Top Maker Fellow: Sensory Percussion

 |  NYCEDC

sensory percussion drummer

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 Tlacael Esparza, Co-Founder of Sensory Percussion, 2014 NYC...

Read More
Next Top Maker

New York City 2.0

 |  NYCEDC

digital nyc

New York City has the fastest growing start-up scene in the world.

Nearly 300,000 New Yorkers work in the innovation economy, with employment growing at 7.6% per year—faster than almost any other sector. Over three billion dollars of venture capital have flowed into the New York City area over the last four quarters alone, contributing to what’s already a $156 billion tech economy.

Of course, the true success of our tech sector extends beyond the numbers and into the manifestation of a vibrant ecosystem. Anyone entering the NYC tech scene...

Read More
NYC Tech, Digital.NYC

A Taste of Essex Street Market: Viva Fruits and Vegetables

 |  NYCEDC

viva

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.

Viva Fruits & Vegetables has sold fruits, vegetables, and Mexican specialty food products at Essex Street Market for over 14 years. Some of the products are even imported directly from Mexico and Santo Domingo, like green bananas, plantains, yucca, eggplants, pineapples, coconuts, sugar cane, cassava, and grapefruits!

Read More

An Inside Look at NYC's Incubators: HBK Incubates

 |  NYCEDC

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. 

bread and butter

It's more than bread and...

Read More
Incubator, Food

Progress at Bush Terminal Piers Park

 |  NYCEDC

bush terminal sign

UPDATE: October 27, 2014

Great news! NYSDEC has approved our site management plan, and we have executed an MOU with the Parks Department. Happy to hear that our partners at Parks are planning an opening day in early November. Stay tuned for updates later this week with more information about the grand opening!


October 7, 2014 

Following completion of the Bush Terminal Piers Park construction in August, NYCEDC submitted the paperwork requested by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) for review and...

Read More

Careers

Searching for a rewarding career in NYC? There could be a position waiting for you at NYCEDC.

Newsletters

Stay up to date with NYCEDC

Contact Us

Do you have a question, comment or suggestion for us? We would like to hear from you.

Follow Us

Social Media Customer User Policy