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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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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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Economic Data

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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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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BigIdea: Experience, Enrich, Explore

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This is the second 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? What does New York City's future look like?

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Made in NYC: Return on Change

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What is the future of investing?

Ask Return on Change, and the answer is...huge. As an equity crowdfunding platform, the company connects investors to innovative startup companies and is at the forefront of leveraging technology to spur the future of investing. 

Sang Lee founded Return on Change shortly after the financial crisis. As the JOBS act began to take shape, Lee realized that many startups were having difficulty...

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Leveraging Tech to Support Low-Income New Yorkers

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LINK-BigApps audience

Last Wednesday, the NYC Office of Financial Empowerment, in partnership with the Urban Future Lab and NYC BigApps, hosted a learning and networking event to discuss some of the biggest barriers to economic mobility faced by low-income New Yorkers. 

The event featured four NYC BigApps BigIdeas Sponsors: Center4, TreSensa,

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NYC BigApps, LINK, Tech

BigIdea: StreetIQ by Downtown Alliance

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This is the first 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 asks: How can we use technology to make a better New York City? What does New York City's future look like?

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