Last night, a number of iconic New York City buildings, including the Empire State Building and One World Trade, along with billboards and CityBridge's LinkNYC screens lit up in ‘Amazon Orange’ in support of the City’s official bid for Amazon’s second headquarters.
The City of New York today submitted its formal proposal for Amazon’s second headquarters (HQ2), expected to bring 50,000 good-paying jobs and an investment of over $5 billion to a city in North America. The proposal, which was submitted in partnership with the State of New York, emphasized the competitive advantages that uniquely position New York City. The city boasts the largest pool of talent in the country, world-class academic and research institutions, and the nation’s most diverse economy.
Tonight, October 18th, several key New York City landmarks and venues will light up in ‘Amazon Orange’ as a show of support for the City’s official bid for Amazon’s second headquarters. A number of iconic city buildings, including the Empire State Building and One World Trade, along with billboards and CityBridge's LinkNYC screens will light up at exactly 9:00pm eastern daylight time.
The New York City Council today approved Bronx Point, a dynamic mixed-used development that will feature over two acres of world-class public open spaces with waterfront access, up to 1,000 units of housing, a home for the Universal Hip-Hop Museum, a state-of-the-art multiplex theater, community space, educational programming, a neighborhood food hall and incubator and more. Today’s vote marks the final step in the City’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure process.
New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), in partnership with NYC Parks, released a request for expressions of interest (RFEI) for environmental Credits from New York City’s first wetland mitigation bank. The pilot project seeks to protect and enhance over 50-acres of the City’s wetlands at the Saw Mill Creek Marsh on Staten Island’s West Shore, while fostering ecologically friendly waterfront development. The restoration will generate “Credits” of required mitigation that can be used to offset unavoidable and permitted impacts of waterfront construction projects.
New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and The Nicotra Group today announced the groundbreaking of Corporate Commons Three, a 330,000-square-foot office building that will create 2,500 jobs on the Teleport Campus in Staten Island. This development will further the de Blasio Administration’s efforts to invest in emerging office districts across the five boroughs and create 100,000 quality jobs over the next ten years.
As part of City Hall in your Borough week in Manhattan, Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that the formal design process for a new section of the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway between East 61st Street and East 53rd Street will officially kick off next week. The Mayor was joined by local officials to tour a portion of the existing greenway and discussing plans for its expansion. Construction of the new segment will commence in 2019, with completion expected in 2022.
The New York City Council today approved a zoning application for the development of a portion of land in East Harlem that was once the site of an African Burial Ground that dates back to the seventeenth century. The 126th Street African Burial Ground Memorial and Mixed-Use development will deliver a permanent memorial, deeply affordable housing and jobs for East Harlem residents.
Mayor Bill de Blasio, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen, and New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) President James Patchett today announced that the city has received more than two dozen proposals for possible locations for Amazon’s second headquarters. Collectively, these proposals total over 50 million square feet of commercial space across 23 different neighborhoods in all five boroughs.
New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), in partnership with the Departments of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and Parks and Recreation (DPR), today announced a plan to transform a long-vacant site located along the Harlem River waterfront into Bronx Point, a dynamic mixed-use development that will feature high-quality public open spaces, hundreds of permanently affordable housing units, a home for the Universal Hip-Hop Museum, a state-of-the-art multiplex theater, education space, and a neighborhood food and beverage hall and incubator.