NYCEDC and Delancey Street Associates (a joint venture of L+M Development Partners, BFC Partners, and Taconic Investment Partners) announced today that the new Essex Crossing development on Manhattan’s Lower East Side will include a Trader Joe’s at 145 Clinton Street. Upon scheduled completion in 2018, this neighborhood grocery store will provide quality food options to local residents in a community historically lacking in access to fresh products.
NYCEDC and Hornblower, the operator of Citywide Ferry, announced today that construction has officially begun on 19 vessels that will service New York City’s first citywide ferry system with the latest in 21st century maritime technology and best design practices.
The de Blasio Administration and Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag, FIA President Jean Todt, and Brooklyn community leaders today announced that the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in Red Hook will host the inaugural New York City ePrix in July 2017.
NYCEDC President Maria Torres-Springer, Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, State Senator Michael Gianaris, Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, and Queens Community Board 2 Chair Denise Keehan-Smith, announced that the Citywide Ferry Service ferry landing for Long Island City.
The City kicked off New York Fashion Week (NYFW) with a robust, month-long marketing campaign that invested over half a million dollars to promote the City’s booming design and manufacturing sectors, reinforce the expanded Made in NY: Fashion initiative and spotlights talented certified designers in print and video. Twenty-three designers are now officially ‘Made in NY’, with 75 percent of their production made right here in the five boroughs, and more designers are signing up every week.
Today, the New York City Economic Development Corporation and The Trust for Governors Island launched #GovIsland365, an interactive community engagement campaign to engage New Yorkers in imagining Governors Island as a year-round destination to work, play, and learn.
Through September 25, #GovIsland365 will collect ideas and feedback from across the city in advance of the release of a Governors Island Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) in 2017. #GovIsland365 is the first step of a robust community engagement effort to inform the planning and transformation of this underutilized treasure into a hub for innovation.
The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced that New York City added 21,500 private sector jobs in July 2016, based on an analysis of seasonally adjusted job numbers for July 2016 by the New York State Department of Labor.
During the past year, New York City has gained 93,800 private sector jobs, an increase of 2.6 percent since July 2015. Since Mayor de Blasio took office, New York City has added 291,800 private sector jobs, an increase of 8.4 percent. New York City's job growth is at an all-time high, with 4.3 million jobs across the five boroughs.
NYCEDC President Maria Torres-Springer, Council Member Donovan Richards, other local elected officials, City Planning Commission (DCP) Chairman Carl Weisbrod, and Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Vicki Been announced the Roadmap for Action today, an expansive, interagency plan to reestablish Downtown Far Rockaway.