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Pass the Caviar, Casanova: How Much Do New Yorkers Really Spend on Valentine’s Day?

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Twenty-sixteen was the hottest year on record – and we don’t just mean the climate! Valentine’s Day spending was the highest ever last year, but the National Retail Federation (NRF) expects spending to ease a bit in 2017. The NRF survey projects that Americans will spend about $18.2 billion on the holiday this year compared with $19.7 billion last year.

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  • January 2017 Economic Snapshot: Making Sense of the Numbers

    Job numbers are high, construction is bustling, and the Gross City Product is up 1.7% — but what does that all really mean? This month, we dive into the data to explain to everyday New Yorkers how to make sense of it all. We hope you enjoy our brand new, easy-to-read format! Don't forget to join Simon and Andrew for an in-depth discussion on New York City's economy, only on the Economic Snapshot Podcast.

  • December 2016 Economic Snapshot: The Economics of Culture and Charity

    Ever wondered how many charities are in New York City - or how many people they employ? Or how much money museums bring in? Simon and Andrew discuss the recent employment numbers in New York City and explore the economics of giving in the final podcast of 2016.

Real Estate Development & Procurement

Coney Island East Amusement RFP

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New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), in coordination with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, is seeking the development and operation of amusements, games and/or ancillary entertainment attractions on several city-owned sites in the Coney Island amusement area.

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On Call Life Safety Services RFP

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New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is seeking a contractor to perform Life Safety services at various sites throughout the city (the Services”). The contractor selected will be expected to perform services to include maintenance, repair, installation and emergency life safety services.

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#81: How to Make Sense of the Numbers (Deep Dive Edition)

Job numbers are high, construction is bustling, and the Gross City Product is up 1.7% — but what does that all really mean? Simon and Andrew break from their regular programming and dive into the data to explain to everyday New Yorkers how to make sense of it all.

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