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Current Releases

  • NYCEDC Celebrates the Opening of TechShop Brooklyn – 20,500-SF Advanced Manufacturing Center at the Brooklyn Army Terminal

    New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today will celebrate the opening of TechShop Brooklyn, a 20,500-square-foot shared advanced manufacturing center at the Brooklyn Army Terminal (BAT) in Sunset Park. The completed facility will be revealed for the first time at a public preview party starting at 5:30 p.m. TechShop Brooklyn will be open for business on October 30th.
  • PHOTOS: NYC Goes 'Amazon Orange’ As A Show Of Support For HQ2 Bid

    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.
  • New York City Submits Proposal 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: NYC To Go 'Amazon Orange’ As A Show Of Support For HQ2 Bid

    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.
  • City Council Approves Bronx Point, a Mixed-Use Project on the Lower Concourse North Site

    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.
  • NYCEDC and NYC Parks Release RFEI to Pilot the City’s First Mitigation Bank on Staten Island

    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.
  • NYCEDC and The Nicotra Group Break Ground on Innovative Office Building on Staten Island’s Teleport Campus

    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.
  • Mayor de Blasio Announces Final Design of Project to Fill East Side Greenway Gap Will Commence Next Week

    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.
  • Statement on City Council Approval of 126th Street African Burial Ground Memorial and Mixed-Use Development

    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.
  • New York City Receives More Than Two Dozen Proposals For New Amazon HQ Totaling Over 50 Million Square Feet of Commercial Space

    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.

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