New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today kicked off the start of NYCxDESIGN 2018, New York City’s annual celebration of design. The launch of the sixth edition of the program, held at Design Pavilion in Times Square, previewed hundreds of events happening around the city from May 11 to 23, 2018.
Earlier this year, the City held the second edition of the boat-naming contest specifically for second-graders attending schools located near existing or soon-to-be-completed ferry landings. The students that participated in today's ride submitted some of the ten new names: Seas the Day, Unity, Golden Narrows, The Ocean Queen Rockstar, Rainbow Cruise, Starlight, Spring Mallard, The Atlantic Compass, and Traversity.
The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), the Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer (MOCTO), and Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez today announced the next site for NYCx Co-Labs programming will be located in the neighborhood of Inwood, located in Northern Manhattan.
New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and local leaders today celebrated the Administration’s plan to reactivate the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal as a major shipping hub that will create over 250 quality jobs in the near-term, with potential for significant growth. The de Blasio Administration has selected industry leaders Red Hook Container Terminal and Industry City to operate the Sustainable South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SSBMT), a vibrant cluster of maritime activity that will bring new industrial uses to the South Brooklyn waterfront and connect local talent to quality jobs of the future.
Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that NYC Ferry’s ridership could grow to as many as 9 million annual passengers by 2023, twice as many passengers as initially projected, and that the City will invest in a bigger ferry fleet to meet that demand. The Executive Budget includes $300 million in new capital over the next several years for new 350-passenger capacity ferries, improvements to piers and docks, and a second homeport where ferries will be maintained and repaired. The Mayor made the announcement in Bay Ridge, where new ferry service launched last year.