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The NYC Blockchain Center is Open: Visit Us and Explore Blockchain in NYC and Beyond

 |  NYCEDC

The NYC Blockchain Center opened earlier this year in a 4,000-square-foot space in the Flatiron District. Now, as we move into Blockchain Week NYC 2019, we invite you to take a closer look at our community, our programs, and opportunities in NYC.

by Kimberly Quinones, Executive Director, NYC Blockchain Center

The NYC Blockchain Center is an inclusive focal point for NYC’s growing blockchain ecosystem, harnessing its energy and expertise to foster growth and innovation. It is a public/private partnership between NYCEDC; Future\Perfect Labs; and Global Blockchain Business Council, the private...

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How the Brooklyn Army Terminal is Leading Modern Industry in NYC

 |  NYCEDC

When the Brooklyn Army Terminal (BAT) was first built in 1918, the US was nearing the end of WWI and needed a facility to ship soldiers and supplies from the East Coast to Europe. But architect Cass Gilbert, who designed New York’s famous Woolworth Building and the US Supreme Court Building, wasn’t just thinking about the war—he was thinking about the future. By designing BAT with open, versatile spaces, he enabled it to become much more than an army base.

Today, BAT is home to more than 100 businesses and 4,000 employees, who produce thousands of products on-site, right here in New York. Here are five reasons why BAT has become the...

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On the Sunnyside Yard, Part 5: Findings from the Second Public Meeting

 |  NYCEDC

As the City of New York and Amtrak, in collaboration with the public, the Steering Committee and the interagency team, continue a master planning process to explore the future of Sunnyside Yard in western Queens, the On the Sunnyside Yard blog series highlights our second public meeting.

In the second public meeting on the Sunnyside Yard master plan on March 26, more than 200 New Yorkers gathered at PS 166Q Henry Gradstein Elementary School in...

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Sunnyside Yard

Want Clean Trucks in NYC? It Won’t Happen by Itself.

 |  NYCEDC

This week, NYCEDC released a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) to develop an electric vehicle support structure in New York City. Here’s why that’s so important.

The freight industry plays a big role in the lives of all New Yorkers, but it’s probably not something most of us think about every day, every week, or…...

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Freight

A Win for the Environment: The Saw Mill Creek Wetland Mitigation Bank

 |  NYCEDC

NYCEDC and the City are leading the charge to clean and restore the Saw Mill Creek Wetland by selling mitigation credits—a first for a major city like New York. Here’s what you need to know about the process.

  • What is the Saw Mill Creek Wetland?
    • The Saw Mill Creek Wetland is a 70-acre area of coastal wetland on Staten Island’s western shore that’s in the final stages of being cleaned and restored to its natural state.
  • Why are wetlands important?
    • Wetlands are home to water-purifying plants; serve as a wildlife refuge for birds, fish, shellfish, and other animals; and protect the coast from...
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Staten Island

ConstructNYC Applications Open

 |  NYCEDC

A proven game-changer for independent construction firms, ConstructNYC is once again accepting applications for firms to work on city projects. Interested companies should apply now to prequalify for the program. 

Launched in 2016, ConstructNYC awards NYCEDC construction contracts of up to $2M to minority/women-owned and other...

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On the Sunnyside Yard, Part 4: A History

 |  NYCEDC

April 1954, Sunnyside Yard of the PRR and an Astoria Subway Train, from The New York Public Library

Over the next 18 months, the City and Amtrak are engaging in a master planning process to explore the future of Sunnyside Yard in western Queens. This is the fourth installment in a blog series about the yard, its history, and the master planning process itself.

Like all of New York City, Sunnyside Yard has evolved over time, responding to the changing demands of the city, its residents, and the railroads that use it.

Farm...

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Sunnyside Yard

Year in Review – NYCEDC Highlights of 2018

 |  NYCEDC

What a year 2018 was! NYCEDC had a busy year in 2018, working on dozens of projects around the city—all guided by our dedication to creating a dynamic, equitable, and sustainable urban economy. Here are just a handful of the many accomplishments we are proud of from 2018:

Leveraging City Assets

Brooklyn Army...

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NYCEDC

A Day In the Life of a LifeSci NYC Intern: Sarah-Marie Saatori

 |  NYCEDC

For the fifth in a series of posts from participants in this summer's LifeSci NYC Internship Program, we hear from Sarah-Marie Saatori, whose summer internship led to the realization of a dream: a full-time position in the field of life sciences in New York City.

I was starting the last year of my Master’s degree in Chemistry at St. John’s University and living in Brooklyn when I first heard about the LifeSci NYC Internship program. The team had a table at St. John’s bi-annual career fair, and since I knew these fairs could lead to job interviews, I attended… if a...

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Meet Sascha Eder, IN2NYC Entrepreneur

 |  NYCEDC

Applications for the fourth round of the International Innovators Initiative (IN2NYC) open today. IN2NYC is a City-led program that helps international entrepreneurs build their businesses in NYC by facilitating collaborative partnerships that qualify entrepreneurs for cap-exempt H-1B visas.

IN2NYC entrepreneurs hail from all over the world, from Italy to Israel to Japan, bringing with them their unique entrepreneurial stories. As we enter our next application period, meet Sascha Eder, an entrepreneur who obtained an H-1B visa through the IN2NYC program.

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