• New Whitney Museum
  • 126th Street African Burial Ground Memorial and Mixed-Use Project
  • La Marqueta
  • Applied Sciences NYC
  • Inwood NYC Planning Initiative
  • Essex Street Market

Borough Overview

While Manhattan is the smallest borough in terms of land area, it is the most densely populated with over 1.6 million residents. During the workweek, the influx of commuters increases the population to a whopping 3.9 million. The borough includes famous and historic districts, such as the Harlem 125th Street District, Lower Manhattan, and the Garment District. With landmark investments and economic development projects in the borough, NYCEDC is proud of its continuous contributions to its home borough.



126th Street African Burial Ground Memorial and Mixed-Use Project

Bringing a new memorial and cultural center to honor the historic Harlem African Burial Ground, along with affordable housing and jobs for the East Harlem community.


New Whitney Museum

Positioned at the foot of the High Line in the Meatpacking District, the new Whitney Museum will be New York City’s newest world-class cultural destination in one of the city’s most dynamic and distinctive locations.


The High Line

Discover the unique beauty of this one-of-a-kind, urban railway open space.


NYC Ferry

Launched in 2017-2018, New Yorkers now have a new, affordable way to travel between waterfront communities throughout the city with NYC Ferry.


La Marqueta

La Marqueta is a market space in the heart of East Harlem anchored by kitchen incubator HBK Incubates.


Applied Sciences NYC

For New York City, the establishment of top-tier applied sciences and engineering campuses is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to dramatically increase our potential for economic growth.


Essex Street Market

Essex Street Market is home to more than 20 independent vendors selling produce, groceries, gourmet foods, and more.


Incubators and Coworking Spaces /  Wet Lab Spaces

Harlem Biospace

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Harlem Biospace (Hb) is a new biotech incubator, the first of its kind in New York City, to offer affordable shared wet lab space for competitively-selected entrants.

Incubators and Coworking Spaces

HBK Incubates

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The City invested in an approximately 4,000-square-foot commercial kitchen in East Harlem’s La Marqueta. The facility provides shared workspace for up to 40 food manufacturing startups and expanding food businesses.

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Job Creation and Retention Program

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The Job Creation and Retention Program (“JCRP”) provides discretionary grant funds to eligible companies committing to create a minimum of 75 new jobs in Lower Manhattan as well as to firms making a commitment to retaining at least 200 Lower Manhattan jobs.

Tax Incentives

Lower Manhattan Relocation and Employment Assistance Program

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This program offers a $3,000 per employee business tax credit for firms relocating jobs to Lower Manhattan. Businesses must also make improvements to the premise.

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Harlem 125th Street

The Harlem 125th Street business district is poised to usher in a bright future for Harlem while celebrating the area's rich history.