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How do Americans celebrate Fourth of July?

The National Retail Federation (NRF) predicts that 219 million Americans (nearly 70% of the population) will celebrate Independence Day this year. The number of people who will celebrate is 2% higher than last year and the average amount they plan to spend on food items this holiday is up 3% to $73.42 per person. In fact, the holiday is expected to generate $7.1 billion in revenue from food sales.


  • June 2017 Economic Snapshot

    It’s been just eight years since the height of the Great Recession, but now economists are debating whether New York City—and the nation as a whole—are currently in an era of “full employment."

  • May 2017 Economic Snapshot

    Things are looking up for New York City: economic expansion accelerated in the first quarter of 2017, and wages grew at the fastest rate in two years.

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Office Anchor Strategy RFP

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New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), in collaboration with the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is seeking offers (each, a Proposal) for a long-term lease or condominium interest of up to 300,000 square feet of office space to be occupied by the Human Resources Administration (HRA) and/or other City agencies. The RFP will preference Proposals offering office space in the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn.

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Two Ollis Class Compatible Flex Barges Design and Engineering Services RFP

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NYCEDC is seeking a consultant or consultant team to provide design services to support the construction of two Ollis Class Compatible Flex Barges. These landings will serve to accommodate the NYCDOT Ollis-Class vessels along with smaller ferries and passenger vessels. The use of ferries to provide contingency and surge service in the event of a disruption to the regional transportation network is a component of the City’s emergency planning efforts. This project supports that effort by enabling the City to activate temporary landing sites as rapidly as possible in response to such disruptions, whether from man-made or natural causes.

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