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On the Sunnyside Yard, Part 4: A History

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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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Year in Review – NYCEDC Highlights of 2018

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

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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

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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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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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Small Business Saturday in New York City

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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

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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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