Thinking Ahead: Changing the Face of the Food Industry



This post is part of 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. Read more Thinking Ahead posts here.

The following was written by Jessamyn Rodriguez, Founder and CEO of Hot Bread Kitchen (HBK), a social...

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The Stories Behind Essex Street Market


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New banners at Essex Street Market are part of a new marketing campaign that shares the stories behind the market's 20+ vendors.

This week, we're sharing a whole new side of Essex Street Market by showcasing the vibrant and dynamic stories behind the merchants at this historic culinary destination.

When Mayor Fiorello La Guardia established the market in 1939, it became a fixture of the Lower East Side. Since then, the neighborhood has evolved, turning the market into a melting pot of distinctive shops that offer a wide array of ethnic and artisanal offerings,...

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NYCEDC and Untapped Cities Go Behind the Scenes of NYC's Most Prized Assets


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Rediscover NYC.

NYCEDC, in partnership with the popular urban discovery blog, Untapped Cities, is thrilled to announce a new Behind the Scenes NYC Tour Series that will shine a light on some of our most exciting development projects.

Over the next several months, a monthly tour will give New Yorkers a unique, behind-the-scenes look at projects such as...

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Pilot Health Tech NYC Seeks Consultant For 2015 Program


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NYC needs you to help reimagine the world’s largest digital health competition.

Pilot Health Tech NYC has awarded $2 million to health tech companies and hospitals to help them adopt technologies that improve New Yorkers’ health and save them money. Today, NYCEDC is calling for partners to help chart a new course for this successful program.

Pilot Health Tech NYC matches technology companies to potential clients including hospitals, clinics, researchers, insurers, employers, and more....

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Made in NY Goes to the Oscars



By Lynne Guey and Richard Solomon, NYCEDC Marketing

Did somebody say Oscar?

The 87th Academy Awards take place this Sunday at 8:30 pm EST. While the red carpet rolls out at Hollywood's Dolby Theater, New York City has also played a significant role in the production of some of the night's leading contenders. Let's take a look.

Movies Filmed in NYC

The entertainment industry employs approximately 130,000 New Yorkers and contributes about $7.1 billion to the local economy annually. As a whole, the industry is on the rise: preliminary numbers from New York State Department of Labor’s...

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Film, Made in NYC

The Fashion Capital of the World


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When it comes to fashion, NYC needs no introduction.

The city is synonymous with some of the world's biggest designers and brands. As we celebrate our fashion heritage and future during Fashion Week, it’s worth reflecting on the origins of an industry that today boasts a nearly $900 million economic impact.

Our Fashion Heritage

Over 100 years ago, thousands of New Yorkers worked in garment factories in Manhattan. Their efforts moved a generation into the middle class, ushered in social...

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Calling #NYCTech: Join us in Austin for SXSW!


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By Kat Lau and Matthew Weinberg, Center for Economic Transformation, Media and Emerging Tech Desk

As the nation’s fastest-growing tech hub, it is only fitting that New York City have a bold presence at the nation’s largest tech event.

This year, NYCEDC is partnering with New York Tech Meetup to coordinate the City’s official presence at SXSW, and we’d love for you to join us. If you’re going to SXSW, let us know so we can include you in our events and programming! Read on to see what we have planned so far,...

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Thinking Ahead: How General Assembly Grew Into A Global Education Community


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This post is part of 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. Read more Thinking Ahead posts here.

The following was written by Jake Schwartz, CEO and co-founder of General Assembly, a global educational...

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Inside a FRESH Supermarket: Super Fi Emporium


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Do you live in a FRESH neighborhood?

The FRESH program, which stands for Food Retail Expansion to Support Health, was created in 2009 to provide nutritious, affordable, fresh food options to underserved communities. Zoning and financial incentives are available to eligible grocery store operators and developers as a way to encourage neighborhood grocery stores to renovate existing retail space in communities needing more healthy food options.

Since launching, a total of 20 FRESH projects...

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The ABCs of SBIR/STTR Funding


By Lenzie Harcum, Biosciences and Health Tech Desk

Are you researching a cure for cancer, incubating a new application for clinical record keeping, or developing a diagnostic test for Alzheimer's?

Maybe you’re convinced that you’re working on a game-changing technology, all while you travel ever closer to the Valley of Death—that zone somewhere between the initial development of your innovative idea and proof that it has potential in the marketplace.

The rub is that you need capital to jump start your concept from the idea stage to something marketable. If there is high technical...

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