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NYCEDC in Your Neighborhood: Queens

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Springfield Gardens

Springfield Gardens

The Queens neighborhood of Springfield Gardens will soon find relief from chronic flooding issues through infrastructure construction initiated by the Department of Environmental Protection, the Department of Transportation, and the Parks Department with design and construction management assistance provided by the New York City Economic Development Corporation.  The area has suffered from chronic flooding due to low lying street grades and a lack of adequate storm sewers. Long term efforts to improve infrastructure in Springfield Gardens began in 2004, and the start of construction...

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NYCEDC in Your Neighborhood: Staten Island

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St. George's Ferry Terminal

New Tenant at St. George Ferry Terminal

Earlier this year, we announced that the Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island (COAHSI) would be the newest tenant at the St. George Ferry Terminal, creating a culture and arts community space they expect to open by the end of this year. The new COAHSI Culture Lounge will serve as a meeting space and forum for community art presentations with a focus on local artists and placed-based artistic pieces. With 2 million tourists passing through the St. George Ferry Terminal each year and 75,000 passengers using the...

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NYCEDC in Your Neighborhood: Bronx

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Food Truck Festival

Hunts Point Food Festival RFP

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is seeking an event organizer to develop a food festival in the parking lot of the New Fulton Fish Market located in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx. NYCEDC issued an RFP on July 26th for event and festival operators to join citywide efforts to support New York City’s burgeoning food industry and promote healthy eating and nutrition education. The food festival would utilize NYCEDC managed space and could open as early as fall 2012.  The one-day festival would build on...

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NYCEDC in Your Neighborhood: Manhattan

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Seward Park

Seward Park

Over three years of community-led planning for the redevelopment of nine parcels of City-owned land in the Lower East Side’s Seward Park neighborhood has resulted in new milestones for the project with Community Board 3’s unanimous approval of the project’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) application in May and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer’s recommendation to approve the application in June. These sites make up the largest contiguous parcel of underdeveloped City-owned land in Manhattan south of 96th Street. Redevelopment of...

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NYCEDC in Your Neighborhood: Brooklyn

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Scream Zone

Coney Island

NYCEDC is strongly focused on revitalization efforts in Coney Island’s historic entertainment district and this summer will see a big payoff for city residents seeking summer fun. Beginning this past Memorial Day, Coney Island now boasts expanded attractions and extended hours with seven day a week amusement operations and two new thrill rides. The two new rides,

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