New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and NYC Parks today announced plans to bring a new large-scale water ride, adventure park, and public plaza with open-air food options and an arcade to Coney Island’s world-famous amusement district. The City has selected Central Amusement International (CAI) to activate 150,000 square feet of City-owned land in the heart of the amusement district. This adds momentum to the Administration’s investments in affordable housing, infrastructure, cultural facilities, and economic development across the neighborhood.
Mayor Bill de Blasio, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, local elected officials and community stakeholders broke ground today on a new YMCA community and recreational facility in the Edenwald neighborhood of the Bronx. The 50,000 square-foot facility will serve as a valuable resource to the community, offering two swimming pools, a full-length basketball court, gym facilities, an indoor track, a wellness center, a childcare facility and multi-purpose rooms.
The de Blasio Administration today officially launched NYC Ferry’s Soundview Route. The new route starts in the Soundview section of the Bronx, and stops at the new East 90th Street landing, East 34th Street landing and ends at Pier 11/Wall Street. The Soundview route, which takes approximately 45 minutes from start to finish, connects residents and workers in the Bronx with multiple points on the East Side of Manhattan, shortening commutes for thousands of New Yorkers. NYC Ferry riders are also able to transfer for free to the East River, Rockaway, Astoria, and South Brooklyn routes at East 34th Street and Wall Street/Pier 11.
Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen and New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today released a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) in an effort to address the disparities related to raising capital experienced by women entrepreneurs, especially in the tech industry. WE Venture will seek out venture capital partners who not only acknowledge the disparities these entrepreneurs face, but also demonstrate a track record of raising and deploying capital to companies owned by these often-marginalized groups.
The de Blasio Administration and Council Member River today celebrated City Council's approval of the Tech Training Center in Union Square, the final necessary vote of the City’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). The Tech Training Center will fuel the growth and continued diversification of New York City’s unique tech sector, providing accessible tech training and space for companies to grow and hire within the building.