New York Magazine: Reason #18 to Love New York? The East River Ferry.


Illustration by Peter Arkle

New York magazine hails our East River Ferry Service, which launched this year:

Since it launched in June, the East River Ferry, which currently stops at seven sites along the Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens riverfront, has transported nearly 600,000 people. That is 200,000 more riders than the city anticipated in the ferry’s entire first year. And yet, hopping aboard one of the ferries, you feel as if...

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Iconic Lighting Installation in Lower Manhattan RFP


Lower Manhattan

NYCEDC is seeking creative proposals for an iconic lighting installation in Lower Manhattan. The multi-year lighting and placemaking initiative is designed to build upon the neighborhood's reputation as a global hub of commerce and expand its appeal in the evening hours. It will also spur more diverse business activity by using the neighborhood's buildings and public spaces to create a strong neighborhood identifier visible to viewers both near and far.

Over the past decade, many investments have been made in Lower Manhattan to create and redevelop public spaces, enliven active corridors, and further connect the area to the rest of the city. The proposed...

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2012 Summer Fancy Food Show Contest



As part of the City’s continuing effort to strengthen the food manufacturing industry, NYCEDC is offering a great opportunity for NYC-based food manufacturing firms to win an all-expense paid package to showcase their product at the NASFT 2012 Summer Fancy Food Show on June 17-19, 2012 in Washington, D.C. A premiere international food trade event, the show is expected to connect more than 15,000 buyers to...

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New York Pizza

 |  StatsBee

As New Yorkers, we love to talk pizza. Nearly everyone has a favorite place, and many people claim to know the best slice. To our knowledge, only Colin Hagendorf would know objectively where the best in Manhattan is – because he has now been to every pizza place in the borough.

Whether you prefer coal oven, Sicilian, or a dollar slice from 2 Bros, sometimes what matters most is just which place is the closest. So which New York City neighborhoods have the highest number of pizza establishments? Using the latest available data from the Department of Health restaurant inspection results, we know this to be the East Village (zip 10003) with 33 pizza places....

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NYCEDC Holds Eds & Meds CEO Workshop on Proposed Industry Initiatives, October 19th

 |  CET

Session Summary by Chelsea Rao, Julie Chan, Lenzie Harcum, & Kristy Sundjaja
Center for Economic Transformation

New York City’s bioscience enterprises, academic medical centers, non-profit research institutions and healthcare technology companies—also known as “Eds & Meds”—represent a significant asset base from which to develop a broader bioscience cluster. On October 19th, we held the latest in our series of NYC workshops with senior leaders from the life sciences and healthcare sector as part of our Bio (Eds & Meds) NYC 2020 study. Building on a series of interviews, roundtables and workshops

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Applied Sciences NYC Update

 |  Seth Pinsky

In just one week, we will reach the City's deadline for academic institutions to submit their final proposals for Applied Sciences NYC, a groundbreaking initiative that has the potential to permanently impact the future of our local economy and create thousands of new jobs.

Last December, we launched Applied Sciences NYC with a Request for Expressions of Interest in which we received 18 responses from 27 top-tier science and engineering institutions around the world. In July, we began the next phase of the project with the issuance of a final Request for Proposals (RFP). This RFP seeks a university, institution or consortium to develop and operate a new or expanded applied sciences and engineering campus in New York City.

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Roadify Reflects on Winning NYC BigApps 2.0


Guest Blog by Dylan Goelz, Head of Marketing and Design, Roadify

For our team, the NYC BigApps ceremony this year was a surreal event.  We were there as happy spectators, content to enjoy a free beer and congratulate the winners. After all, our basement startup had fought well, but ended in second place in the Popular Choice category, ceding the podium to a surging Sportaneous. So we prepared ourselves for a relaxed event of mingling amongst fellow contestants. To our complete shock, we instead found ourselves onstage shaking hands with Mayor Bloomberg,...

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Competition THRIVE Finalists Announced


Congratulations to the five finalists of Competition THRIVE, a business plan competition to support immigrant entrepreneurs in New York City. Competition THRIVE is jointly funded by NYCEDC and Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation, and is administered by Baruch College's Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship.

Each of the finalist organizations below will receive seed funding of $25,000 to address challenges that face this immigrant business community, including credit access, financial management, language barriers, and connections to business networks. Selected from 39 proposals, the winning five proposals were:

  • Accion USA: Program will address immigrant entrepreneurs and their access to...
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NYC Tech Stats & Facts


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Why choose NYC as the home for your new media enterprise?

With more than $642.2 million in venture capital flooding the New York Metro area in Q2 2011, the City surpassed Boston as the leading location for deals outside Silicon Valley. In fact, a total of 98 companies in the Manhattan area received funding at that time.

Venture capitalists invested $2.2 billion in the New York City metro area last year, up 30% from 2009.

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