The de Blasio Administration today awarded microgrants to seven joint ventures that all specialize in workforce development who will research and plan innovative approaches the City can take to amplify training and hiring of underrepresented New Yorkers in tech and other in-demand sectors. The seven winning proposals are made up of best-in-class community-based organizations, training providers, higher education institutions, and research and consulting firms.
New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), Council member Stephen T. Levin, the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, and Community Board 2 today celebrated the opening of new temporary open space at the future site of Willoughby Square. This temporary green space, which will provide 15,000 square feet for the local community, will be open until summer 2020. At that point, construction on the permanent 1.15-acre site is expected to begin.
New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Xconomy, the leading digital media and events services company for technology and life sciences community, cohosted The Future of New York Life Sciences conference at Company, an innovative life sciences accelerator based in Midtown. Nearly 200 attendees convened to discuss and explore New York’s progress in the life sciences sector and how to overcome barriers to the industry’s growth in the five boroughs.
New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Fullstack Academy, one of the longest-running and most successful technology bootcamps in the nation, have announced the launch of the Fullstack Cyber Bootcamp. Eligible New Yorkers will receive a full-tuition Cyber NYC Bootcamp Scholarship in an effort to increase access to cybersecurity career opportunities for low-income students and professionals in New York City. The first Cyber Bootcamp cohort began earlier this month with 24 students who received full-tuition scholarships.
In commemoration of WorldPride 2019 and the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is participating in the citywide celebration with a dedicated NYC Ferry “Pride Vessel.” As part of Project Rainbow, an initiative launched by NYC & Company that aims to Paint the Town Proud for WorldPride, the Pride Vessel will be a public statement of the City’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. It will bear the official City Host brand “Pride.Uncontained.” inside and out, visible from the shore and to riders, as it operates in New York Harbor through early July.
New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Bartlett Dairy, Incorporated (Bartlett) today received Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) approval for the disposition and development of NYCEDC’s JFK North Site. Bartlett, a minority-owned, family-run local business, will develop a 54,000 square foot dairy distribution center on a significant portion of the JFK North Site, one of the largest city-owned manufacturing zoned properties. Bartlett’s development of the JFK North Site will provide a permanent home for milk distribution within the five boroughs. Currently, milk distribution occurs in New Jersey and the products are then delivered to New York City by truck.
New York City Economic Development Corporation President and CEO James Patchett, Manhattan Deputy Borough President Matthew Washington, Council Member Diana Ayala, New York Proton Center CEO Allan Freeman, and officials with several premier health care institutions celebrated the opening of the New York Proton Center (NYPC) in East Harlem, New York City’s first proton therapy facility. Operated by a consortium of three New York City-based health care institutions, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Montefiore Health System and Mount Sinai Health System, the 140,000-square-foot facility will be a beacon of top-quality cancer care nationwide.