Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced Maria Torres-Springer will serve as the next Commissioner of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development when its current commissioner, Vicki Been, returns to teaching at New York University.
New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), in collaboration with Civic Hall Labs (CHL), today announced the official launch of NYC BigApps 2017 competition, which has started accepting submissions. This is the seventh offering of NYC BigApps, the City’s premier civic technology competition that has awarded close to a half-million dollars in prize money and generated more than $10 million in seed funding for tech projects that help and support New Yorkers. This year’s winners will receive cash awards, marketing and promotion, acceptance into a civic accelerator program, and will be eligible to be piloted on hundreds of LinkNYC kiosks across the all five boroughs.
Ever wonder how many charities there are in New York City - or how many people they employ? Ever consider how much money your favorite museums bring in? Simon and Andrew discuss the recent employment numbers and explore the economics of culture and giving in the final podcast of 2016.
New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced that it is seeking proposals from potential operators for a wet laboratory incubator, the first in a network of life sciences incubators announced by Mayor de Blasio earlier this month as part of his LifeSci NYC plan. NYCEDC hopes to have the first incubator open and operational as early as the end of 2017 – offering affordable workspace to at least five high-growth life sciences businesses at a time.