New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Quentis Therapeutics (Quentis), a New York City based biotechnology company whose first program develops immunotherapy to treat cancer, today announced the completion of the first LifeSci NYC Expansion Space Fund transaction. NYCEDC’s $1 million commitment will help Quentis expand its headquarters by outfitting 10,000 square feet of dedicated wet-lab and office space in West Harlem. The agreement marks the launch of the City’s $10 million fund dedicated to helping growing biotech companies that need assistance fitting out space to advance their science.
New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), Fulton Stall Market (FSM) and the Howard Hughes Corporation (HHC) today announced the first annual ‘Deck the Stalls’ holiday market to be held in the Seaport District on Water St. between Fulton and Beekman Streets. The market will be open every Sunday in December before Christmas and will include a rotating lineup of guest vendors from the City’s Essex Street Market in the Lower East Side, La Marqueta in Harlem, and Moore Street Market in Brooklyn, as well as vendors that participate in the traditional Sunday farmers market at FSM.
New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced it will partner for the second time with CoinDesk Inc. to host Blockchain Week New York City, which will run next year from May 10 through May 17. After a successful inaugural conference, the highly-anticipated Blockchain Week NYC is expected to draw thousands from the global blockchain industry as New York City continues to grow as a major market for blockchain jobs and innovation.
“The number one thing we can do for New Yorkers at every rung of the economic ladder is create jobs, and the number one way to do that is to bring companies like Amazon to New York,” said U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer. “So, this a great opportunity to help New Yorkers at every income level, but we must make sure there are commensurate infrastructure and housing improvements to the neighborhoods to which Amazon is moving, and make sure community residents are hired when Amazon lands. I commend New York City and State for working together to get this positive result, and I look forward to working with Mayor de Blasio, Governor Cuomo and Amazon to tackle these challenges.”
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and today announced that Amazon, the world leader in e-commerce and cloud computing, will establish a new corporate headquarters in Long Island City, Queens. The decision followed a comprehensive, year-long selection process during which 238 cities across North America competed for the multibillion-dollar project.