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A Day In the Life of a LifeSci NYC Intern: Jona Kerluku

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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. 

Learning With and From the Industry’s Leading Scientists: My LifeSci NYC Internship

by Jona Kerluku

On a typical day at the New York Genome Center (NYGC), I prefer to start my mornings writing code, with meetings and presentations in the afternoon. My thoughts are clearer, and it is usually much quieter in our open office space in the...

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On the Sunnyside Yard, Part 3: Findings from the First Public Meeting

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As the City of New York and Amtrak embark on a master planning process to explore the future of Sunnyside Yard in Western Queens, the On the Sunnyside Yard blog series highlights our very first public meeting.

Community engagement and feedback play a key role in any master planning process, and they are essential to the effort for Sunnyside Yard. Members of the many surrounding communities are in a position to offer unmatched local knowledge to help shape the vision for the future of the yard. With this in mind, the City and Amtrak hosted...

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Sunnyside Yard

Small Business Saturday in New York City

 |  NYCEDC

Small Business Saturday boosts support and awareness of local and small businesses nationwide. In light of the upcoming event, we’re taking a look at the economics of small businesses in retail [1] across the five boroughs of New York City.

Small Business Saturday may be a shop-local oasis between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but ever since its introduction by American Express in 2010, the day has been making waves.

NYC’s Small-Businesses: Where they Are
With over 32,000 small business retail establishments citywide in 2016, Brooklyn is king, with around 10,000 of them. [2]...

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A Day In the Life of a LifeSci NYC Intern: Brad Langhoff

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For the third in a series of posts from participants in this summer's LifeSci NYC Internship Program, we hear from Brad Langhoff, who spent the summer at AXON, a company that simplifies complex information to improve outcomes in health care.

Simplifying Complex Communications—My LifeSci NYC Internship with AXON

by Brad Langhoff

I’m originally from a very small town in Connecticut. Recently, I decided to swap out the quiet, wooded setting of the suburbs of East Granby for the bustling streets of New York by attending Fordham University and diving head first into a...

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On the Sunnyside Yard, Part 2: Master Planning 101

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As the City of New York and Amtrak embark on a master planning process to explore the future of Sunnyside Yard in Western Queens, the On the Sunnyside Yard blog series takes a deep dive into what master planning is.

Cities across the globe are experiencing unprecedented population growth, and NYC is no exception. As more people move to already densely populated areas of the city, neighborhoods face complex challenges around housing, jobs, infrastructure, and quality of life. Creating a master plan is a primary method cities use to coordinate between public agencies, community advocates, elected officials, and other...

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A Day In the Life of a LifeSci NYC Intern: Husain Sodawalla

 |  NYCEDC

For the second in a series of posts from participants in this summer's LifeSci NYC Internship Program, we hear from Husain Sodawalla, who spent the summer at a nonprofit that supports biotech startups.

How I Incubated My Career with an Internship: The KiiLN Experience

by Husain Sodawalla

What is a person if not an aggregate of their experiences? I have had the joy and good fortune of learning at the feet of giants. My parents gave me my love for pharma, my teachers imbued me with scientific temper, and my alma mater in Udaipur, India gave me the tools to conduct research and contribute to science....

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A High School Intern’s Experience at NYCEDC

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This summer, New York City Economic Development Corporation invited select high school students to intern with the organization. Raymond Bell, a senior at Ralph R. McKee High School, interned with NYCEDC’s Development team, which is currently working on a master planning process exploring the future of Sunnyside Yard. In the below, Raymond shares some of his experiences as an NYCEDC intern.

A High Schooler at NYCEDC?

by: Raymond Bell

Being a 16-year-old high school junior isn’t the easiest thing, especially when you...

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A Day In the Life of a LifeSci NYC Intern: Aminoor Rashid

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Lucerna Inc. staff and internsAminoor Rashid (second from right) with colleagues at Lucerna, Inc.

For the first in a series of posts from participants in this summer's LifeSci NYC Internship Program, we hear from Aminoor Rashid, who spent the summer at Lucerna, Inc., an R&D company working to create tools to visualize and study RNA. 

From Science Fiction to Reality: A Day In the Life of a LifeSci NYC Intern
by Aminoor Rashid

As the only child of working...

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Essex Street Market Vendors on the Move

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With Essex Street Market on the verge of a new home, a few vendors share their thoughts on the move.

When Essex Street Market relocates to the new Essex Crossing this fall, its current vendors will be moving along with it. We sat down with a few of them to hear their stories, thoughts on the market and community, and feelings about to moving to a new home. Learn more about the upcoming move here and enjoy the videos below.

Essex Olive & Spice House

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On the Sunnyside Yard, Part 1: What is Sunnyside Yard?

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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 first installment in a blog series about the yard, its history, and the master planning process itself.

The natural place to start when embarking on a years-long conversation about Sunnyside Yard is to answer the basic, yet important question: What is Sunnyside Yard?

 Here are a few facts to start:

  • Sunnyside Yard is an active approximately 180-acre rail yard, stretching over a mile and a half from east to west, surrounded by five distinct...
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