Employee Profiles

Eric Bassig

“The most rewarding part of my career,” says the New York native, “is being able to go through the city with my friends and be like, ‘oh that’s cool. I had a helping hand on this project,’ or ‘I know the contractors that built this.’”

Working his way up from Copy Room Office Aide to Project Manager for Administrative Services, Eric Bassig has the inspiring success story that any company in the world would want to have.

His burgeoning career began far from NYCEDC; he prepared skin sample slides for doctors at a dermatological office. With his whole family working in the medical field, Eric had never before considered a career in economic development or urban planning. That’s when his friend called him with a new opportunity at NYCEDC.

“My daughter was just born, and I was working two different jobs,” Eric says while proudly showing off iPhone pictures of his little girl, “and this was my chance to build a real career.” And what a career he’s made. Eric has gone from a part-time clerical role to a manager in one of our largest departments in less than three years.

Eric is a true New Yorker in every sense of the term. Born in Manhattan and raised in Brooklyn, the NYCEDC softball star takes pride in doing his part of building a beautiful city and growing good jobs.

“The most rewarding part of my career,” says the New York native, “is being able to go through the city with my friends and be like, ‘oh that’s cool. I had a helping hand on this project,’ or ‘I know the contractors that built this.’”

“A big chunk of my day-to-day role is handling all of the procurement for Asset Management and Administrative Services,” Eric explains. “In layman's terms, this means that I manage everything from landscapers to electricians for some of the company’s biggest projects.”

For better or for worse, Eric is a die-hard fan of the New York Knicks and Jets (note: this is written during the ugly 2016-2017 regular season). When he’s not working or catching the game, you just may find him by the dance floor. “Don’t laugh,” he chuckles, “but I used to be a DJ and played a whole bunch of clubs in the city. Once in a while I still mix songs.”

Maybe we can get him to spin some records at our holiday party...what do you say, Eric?