Behind the Scenes NYC with Untapped Cities: Staten Island



By Marcela DeLorenzo, NYCEDC Social Media Advisory Council Member and Guest Blogger 

Welcome to the new frontier. 

On July 25, I attended an enlightening behind the scenes walking tour of Staten Island.

Hosted by NYCEDC and Untapped Cities as part of the Behind the Scenes NYC tour series, the tour covered the developing areas of St....

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An Inside Look at NYC's Incubators: Staten Island MakerSpace


SI Makerspace

What's incubating, NYC?

To date, NYCEDC has helped launch 15 startup incubators across New York City's five boroughs. These incubators collectively support over 1,000 jobs and provide affordable working space to innovative and promising entrepreneurs who are building businesses. This Incubator Series provides an inside look into each unique workspace, the companies they house, and how they promote economic growth in New York City. 

A 6,000 square-foot workshop on Staten Island's North Shore...

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Checking In With The Staten Island Makers


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It's hard to catch Scott Van Campen and DB Lampman not making something. The artist couple, who recently opened the Staten Island MakerSpace, have worked together on projects for the past 20 years.

Previously, Scott owned an architectural metalwork shop in Stapleton, Staten Island for ten years. During that time, the couple, along with their now 11-year-old son, worked on projects ranging from manufacturing gates to sculpting. According to DB, "there are not many streets in Manhattan where Scott can't point out a gate, storefront, restaurant, residence, or museum...

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Brielle Avenue



Brielle Avenue, the historic 46-acre site in Staten Island, is a former farm colony that operated from the early 1800s until 1975. Despite several attempts at redevelopment, the site has remained vacant until recently.

Last week, NYCEDC announced redevelopment plans to transform Brielle Avenue into a vibrant, senior-targeted community. The site, which includes eleven landmarked buildings in various stages of disrepair, comprises ...

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Brielle Avenue



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