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GOWEX, the Spain-based global telecommunication company, is in the business of creating connected WiFi cities. With public-private partnerships in more than 75 global cities including Paris, Dublin, and Madrid, it's no surprise that New York City now joins that list. The company was recently selected to implement an expanded WiFi network in Long Island City as part of Mayor Bloomberg's Wireless Corridor Challenge.
We talked to GOWEX about what you can expect about their...Read More
In its second year, the Industrial Business Advisory Council is building on last year's success with the addition of three subcommittees. The Council was created last year as a forum for feedback on the City's industrial policies in financing, incentives, regulatory mechanisms, and land use.
Nominations are currently being accepted for Council subcommittee members. Both current Advisory Council members and newly nominated subcommittee members are eligible.
The three added subcommittees are:
NYC is about to become a little more connected. Mayor Bloomberg announced two initiatives this week that will further expand wireless and broadband connectivity across all 5 boroughs.
Wireless Corridor Challenge
As part of the Wireless Corridor Challenge, Mayor Bloomberg awarded grants to five organizations to expand free wireless networks in their neighborhoods. The new WiFi networks will give an estimated 2,200 businesses and 320,000 people WiFi access in public spaces.
"WiFi is like water: it is essential to modern life and everybody should be able to benefit from it,” said...Read More
This month, our partners at Challengepost, an online, competition-hosting platform,...Read More
Nine Ways Lower Manhattan Has Evolved In The Past Decade
There is no denying that New York City has experienced considerable change in the past decade. Arguably, some of the biggest changes have taken place below Chambers Street in Lower Manhattan.
Once mainly known as the center of the City’s financial services industry, this area has more recently transformed into a vibrant residential area that more than 60,000 people now call home.
Mayor Bloomberg had two exciting announcements for New York City's entertainment and media industries yesterday. One involved the unveiling of New York City’s first entertainment and digital media incubator, Made in NY Media Center by IFP, at 30 John Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn. The other was Cornell NYC Tech's announcement of a new "connective media" program that will train technologists to work in digital media.
Congratulations to Karen Yau Østensjø, the winner of Fairway Market's Destination Red Hook photo contest!
Karen captured this winning action shot of a distiller at Cacao Prieto/Widow Jane Distillery, after lunch in Red Hook. In this picture, he is pouring tastings of White Rum for visitors on a tour of the distillery.
Based in Manhattan's Upper East Side, Karen and her husband took the Red Hook ferry last weekend to explore the neighborhood. They typically visit Red Hook twice a year, but Karen said that during this trip, "we...Read More
Friday, October 4 is National Manufacturing Day. NYCEDC and NYC Department of Small Business Services invite you to celebrate the ingenuity and perseverance of New York City’s manufacturers with NYCrafted.
Thursday, October 3: NYCrafted will host Makers & Shakers: New Manufacturing for the Small Business and the Big Picture. Hear PechaKucha presentations from the city’s most influential technology and design-focused makers. TheRead More
NYCEDC and the US Israel Business Council (USI) are proud to announce the 2013 Israel to NYC delegation. Israel to NYC is a 3-day program for selected Israeli startups to meet investors and learn how to launch their US expansion in New York City.
14 organizations were chosen from a pool of over 150 applicants. They come from a range of sectors within digital media and advertising, enterprise, and e-commerce.
Some of the innovative companies participating include:
We are excited to announce that the Made in NY Media Center will be opening in DUMBO, Brooklyn soon!
Whether you’re a storyteller, technologist, or entrepreneur, you will find collaborators, events, classes, and other resources to incubate your great ideas at this new space in DUMBO. Apply for membership and get access to incubator space, an editing room, a video lounge, an education center, and a...Read More