You’re Speaking My Language: Making Connections in Inwood
NYCEDC’s success hinges on connecting with the neighborhoods we serve. That’s why the Government and Community Relations team has made community engagement a priority. We want Inwood residents—and residents throughout the City—to understand the various resources made available through the City of New York.
So, in Inwood, where a majority of the community speaks Spanish, we needed to think of new, more inclusive ways to share information. With this in mind, we partnered with Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez to host a Spanish-language resource fair in Inwood in January, 2018.
The fair was a huge success, with more than...Read More
NYCEDC Takes to the Road For Nonprofit Planning Workshops
This fall, NYCEDC’s Funding Agreements team took to the road for a five-borough tour of their Nonprofit Capital Project Planning Workshops, a series of one-day workshops to help nonprofits navigate both construction and funding processes, as well as provide information on the City’s capital discretionary process.
Attended by representatives from nearly 100 nonprofits, the workshops covered the critical processes that lead to successful capital construction projects, including: strategic board and fundraising engagement, financial planning before, during, and after construction, construction supervision and management, and an...Read More
Meet Namisha, an IN2NYC Success Story
IN2NYC applications are open until November 14, 2017.
Today marks the opening of the third application period for the International Innovators Initiative (IN2NYC), a City-led program that helps international entrepreneurs expand or relocate their businesses to New York City by facilitating collaborative partnerships that qualify them to apply for cap-exempt H-1B visas.
Meet one of IN2NYC’s first H1-B recipients, Namisha Bahl, the Vice President of Marketing and Partnerships at Mogul, an award-winning online platform that connects women worldwide, enabling them to share information and access knowledge from...Read More
NYCEDC is Going to Maker Faire!
All Aboard! The Numbers Behind NYC Ferry
Launching Monday, May 1, NYC Ferry will fundamentally change how the people of our city move.
The new ferry service connects over half a million New Yorkers from Soundview in the Bronx to Rockaway, Queens to where they need to go citywide. This connectivity expands economic opportunity by creating new networks between job-dense neighborhoods, such as Midtown, Lower Manhattan, Downtown Brooklyn and Long Island City, as well as industrial areas like Sunset Park, and residential communities that have long been transit deserts, such as Astoria and Red Hook. NYC Ferry also cuts down on commute...Read More
Earth Day 2017
Have you noticed the effects of climate change in NYC?
Mayor de Blasio notes, “Cities are where most of the world’s population lives, and coastal cities like ours are among those most impacted by climate change.” Indeed, downpours increased over 70% in the northeast between 1958 and 2010 and New York’s rate of sea level rise, 1.2 inches each decade, is nearly two times higher than the global rate of 0.7 inches...Read More
Women and the Economy: A Brief Analysis of the Gender Wage Gap
It’s an unfortunate reality: on average, women earn 80% of what men do in the United States and 86% in New York City. While the wage gap is smaller than the national average, it has remained stagnant over recent years.
The graph below explores the average wage women earn per industry, along with the gender wage gap within that sector.
Inequality in pay can be explained by looking at two sets of factors that we’re calling (1) direct issues and (2) systemic issues. Direct issues are factors that include women not being promoted or...Read More
Which Countries’ Entrepreneurs Will Dominate the Second IN2NYC Application Round?
Today marks the opening of the second application period for the International Innovators Initiative, or IN2NYC Program, which helps international entrepreneurs expand or relocate their businesses to New York City by facilitating collaborative partnerships that qualify entrepreneurs to apply for cap-exempt H-1B visas. Prospective participants can submit an application for the program online through the IN2NYC website from now until May 3, 2017.
During its inaugural application period, the IN2NYC Program received 144 applications from...Read More
Pass the Caviar, Casanova: How Much Do New Yorkers Really Spend on Valentine’s Day?
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. For sweethearts across the country, this constitutes an average spending of $136.57 per person; however, spending rises to $173.76 among...Read More
From Yvonne Stennett: The Future of Inwood Relies on Us
As the Executive Director of the Community League of the Heights (CLOTH), a community development organization dedicated to supporting and empowering all residents in Inwood and Washington Heights, I actively work on addressing an array of community needs, from finding affordable housing to getting better education, from providing health and youth services to revitalizing our neighborhood. CLOTH’s simple philosophy is that our doors are always open to neighbors in need and Inwood is one of our core areas of focus.
Inwood is a hidden treasure, with amazing parks and cultural assets, as well as many existing affordable rental units. Over the years, CLOTH...Read More