New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today launched its effort to position New York City as a global leader in cybersecurity jobs and innovation. The effort is part of Mayor de Blasio's Cyber NYC initiative, which will catalyze the growth of New York City's cybersecurity industry, and is a key component of Mayor de Blasio’s New York Works plan to create 100,000 good jobs over the next ten years.
“Today’s approval marks a significant step toward redevelopment of the former Spofford Juvenile Detention Center into a vibrant, live-work campus in the South Bronx. The transformational project will bring 700 affordable housing units, over 150 permanent jobs, community facilities, educational space, manufacturing space, open space and more to the Hunts Point community. We're grateful for the support of the Community Board and we look forward to continuing to work with Council Member Salamanca, Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Hunts Point residents and our development partners to bring this project to fruition,” said Anthony Hogrebe, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs.