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Current Releases


    Mayor de Blasio met with tech workers at AppNexus today to unveil the latest designs and details for the new Union Square Tech Hub, a City-backed project to provide space for tech worker training, education, start-ups and convening.

    Mayor Bill de Blasio today was joined by leaders from New York City’s fashion, film and television industries to announce the City’s $136 million commitment in a ‘Made in New York’ Campus at Bush Terminal. The underutilized Sunset Park buildings will be transformed into a hub for garment manufacturing and film and television production, and support more than 1,500 permanent jobs. This is just the most recent investment City is making in Sunset Park, where we’ve dedicated millions of dollars to grow thousands of good industrial jobs. The build out of modern garment manufacturing space, sound stages, and other campus improvements is expected to create more than 800 construction jobs.
  • NYCEDC Launches Campaign To Promote Made In NY: Fashion Certification Program

    In advance of the semi-annual New York Fashion Week (NYFW) that kicks off this week, New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) will launch a three-week marketing campaign that consists of print, social media, digital, and video to spotlight the City’s growing fashion design and manufacturing sector, and to promote a diverse array of Made in NY certified fashion designers.
  • NYCEDC and NYC Parks Release RFP for New Amusements in Coney Island

    New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and NYC Parks today released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the development and operation of new amusements, games, or entertainment in Coney Island’s historic amusement district. NYCEDC and NYC Parks are seeking proposals for the development of five parcels totaling 150,000 square feet alongside of the Thunderbolt, Wonder Wheel and other iconic Coney amusements.
  • Model Citywide Ferry Boat Sets Sail For Brooklyn Borough Hall

    New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams announced that, starting today, a scale model of the new Citywide Ferry boats will be on display at Brooklyn Borough Hall as part of a multi-borough tour. The model will be located in the lobby of Borough Hall, next to the Constituent Assistance Center, through Friday, February 17th. The model began its voyage at Queens Borough Hall and Rockaway Library earlier this year.
  • NYCEDC, HPD & HDC Release Plans to Transform NYPD Parking Garage Into 100% Affordable Housing with Community and Commercial/Retail Space

    NYCEDC, HPD, and HDC release plans to transform an underutilized NYPD parking garage in Jamaica, Queens into an approximately 450,000 square foot mixed-use development that will include over 350 units of 100% affordable housing, recreational and commercial/retail space, which will generate hundreds of good-paying construction and permanent jobs.
  • NYCEDC Seeks Proposals To Bring Mixed-Income Housing and Open Space To Long Island City

    City Seeks Respondents to Invest in Mixed-Use Development of 58 SQ. FT. Site that includes Housing and Open, Community and Retail Space in Long Island City.
  • Mayor De Blasio Appoints Maria Torres-Springer Next Commissioner For Department of Housing Preservation And Development And James Patchett President & CEO Of New York City Economic Development Corporation

    Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced Maria Torres-Springer will serve as the next Commissioner of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development when its current commissioner, Vicki Been, returns to teaching at New York University.
  • NYCEDC Unveils 2017 NYCxDESIGN Programming Highlights

    NYCEDC announced 2017 programming highlights for NYCxDESIGN. Now in its fifth installment, the program will include over 500 events throughout the five boroughs from May 3 – 24, 2017.
  • NYCEDC and Civic Hall Labs Launch NYC BigApps 2017

    New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), in collaboration with Civic Hall Labs (CHL), today announced the official launch of NYC BigApps 2017 competition, which has started accepting submissions. This is the seventh offering of NYC BigApps, the City’s premier civic technology competition that has awarded close to a half-million dollars in prize money and generated more than $10 million in seed funding for tech projects that help and support New Yorkers. This year’s winners will receive cash awards, marketing and promotion, acceptance into a civic accelerator program, and will be eligible to be piloted on hundreds of LinkNYC kiosks across the all five boroughs.


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