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.
Read a special open letter about the Inwood NYC initiative by the Yvonne Stennett, Executive Director of the Community League of the Heights, Inc. (CLOTH), which serves the residents of Inwood and Washington Heights.
Viany Mejia and Theodore are students at the Urban Assembly School for Global Commerce based in East Harlem. This summer, they are interning with the Ports and Transportation department. Here, they share some highlights from their experience thus far.
We are thrilled to welcome Maria Torres-Springer back to NYCEDC as President and CEO. She is the first woman to lead NYCEDC, where she will advance the Administration's economic development agenda to position NYC as a global capital of inclusive innovation.
At last Thursday’s launch of the sixth annual BigApps, we asked attendees to imagine their future NYC in tech. The responses we received ranged from sketches of a connected city to app ideas to words depicting a sense of hope and innovation. Read on to learn more about our #FutureNYC social media campaign and how you can contribute.
On June 3rd, Ben Wellington—a visiting assistant professor at the Pratt Institute and the vision behind the NYC open data blog, I Quant NY—came to NYCEDC's offices to deliver a talk on open data analysis and urban planning as part of NYCEDC's SMAC Talk series.
We've partnered with urban discovery blog, Untapped Cities, for a new Behind the Scenes NYC Tour Series that will shine a light on some of our most exciting development projects. Read more to see what tours are in store.
Max Taffet's job as a project manager for NYCEDC's Ports and Transportation division gives him a unique POV on the city. We were lucky to have him capture some of these moments as our November Instagram Ambassador.