Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the formation of a Community Advisory Committee (CAC) to share information and solicit ongoing community input about Amazon’s planned headquarters project in Long Island City, Queens. Members of the CAC will work through three subcommittees to develop plans for the headquarters and onsite public amenities, investments in neighborhood infrastructure to benefit the surrounding communities, and training and hiring programs to ensure that homegrown talent fills the 25,000 to 40,000 new jobs at the headquarters.
New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced a partnership with the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development (NYU Steinhardt) to provide nutrition programming at the new Essex Market. The partnership, set to begin in conjunction with the opening of the new Essex Market at 88 Essex Street, will feature monthly demonstrations and guided discussions focused on nutrition and sustainable food, cooking workshops, and a food film club.
For the fourth in a series of posts from participants in this summer's LifeSci NYC Internship Program, we hear from Jona Kerluku, whose summer internship allowed her to network, build her programming skills, and moved her closer to reaching her professional goals.
New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) on behalf of the City of New York (the “City”) is proposing to make available up to twenty million dollars in City funding to fund a portion of the acquisition cost of a proposed building in the Garment Center district in Manhattan - the historic hub of garment manufacturing in New York City. This initiative represents one prong of the City’s effort to preserve and strengthen fashion manufacturing in the Garment Center as a vital anchor of the City’s world-class fashion industry.