NYCEDC and Formula E today announced that 1,000 complimentary passes will be available for community members to attend the inaugural Formula E Qualcomm New York City ePrix at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal on July 15th and 16th. The complimentary passes provide access to the Allianz eVillage fan zone, an entertainment area for fans of all ages to watch the race and features driver autograph sessions, race simulators, and live music.
NYCEDC and Hornblower announced that since launching on June 1, the NYC Ferry South Brooklyn Route has carried approximately 83,500 riders as of Sunday night, connecting them to good jobs and opportunities in neighborhoods around the city. The route was initially projected to serve 50,000 riders in the first month of service.
Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York City Economic Development Corporation President and CEO James Patchett, and City Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez today unveiled the Inwood NYC 2017 Action Plan which outlines neighborhood-wide goals and strategies that will build on Inwood’s strengths and address pressing challenges – including outdated zoning and rising rents, antiquated infrastructure, support for small businesses, workforce development and access to the Harlem River waterfront.
Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that, by the end of 2018, Aetna’s corporate headquarters will be located in New York City. The health company’s move to a new headquarters at 61 9th Avenue in Manhattan will result in 250 good-paying jobs and an estimated $146 million in economic benefit to the City.
New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Health 2.0 today announced the seven winners of the Digital Health Marketplace, a program that connects health technology buyers with market-ready sellers through biannual matchmaking and by providing grants to offset the cost of piloting their technologies in healthcare institutions. The winning pilots are anticipated to impact over 6,000 patients in New York City throughout the next year, and the technologies span from care coordination platforms to patient engagement systems to devices.
The de Blasio Administration today announced, as part of its New York Works plan to create 100,000 good jobs, the selection of New York University Tandon School of Engineering to develop and operate a hub for virtual reality and augmented reality (VR/AR) at the Brooklyn Navy Yard with a workforce development center at CUNY Lehman College in the Bronx. The lab will directly create over 500 jobs over the next ten years, and further position New York City as a global leader in the VR/AR industry.
Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the first funding from his LifeSci NYC Incubator Network is a $5 million grant to BioLabs@NYULangone, a new center for life science startups. The 180 Varick Street center, in Manhattan, is set to open by the end of 2017.
New York Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) yesterday celebrated the installation of a natural daylighting system at 101 Deli, a Rockaway-based small business severely impacted by Superstorm Sandy. The system was provided free of charge by NYC Daylighting and made possible by the City’s Resiliency Innovations for a Stronger Economy (RISE : NYC) program, which provides small businesses affected by Superstorm Sandy with free resiliency improvements to help them prepare for future storms and the impacts of climate change.
New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced the release of a request for proposals (RFP) for new commercial space in East New York that will be anchored by the Human Resources Administration (HRA), a strategy outlined in Mayor de Blasio’s New York Works plan to create 100,000 good jobs over the next ten years.