Today, New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) released the schedule for NYC Ferry's Astoria Route, the final route to launch this year. Beginning on Tuesday, August 29th at 6:30 a.m., the Astoria Route will connect residents and workers in Astoria, Roosevelt Island, and Long Island City to Midtown and Lower Manhattan, shortening commutes for thousands of New Yorkers.
“Through this plan, Downtown Far Rockaway is finally getting the investment it deserves, with new jobs and mixed-income housing, open space and community facilities. We are proud to have collaborated with Council Member Richards and community leaders to develop a vision for a more vibrant and equitable Downtown Far Rockaway, and to now make that vision a reality.” - NYCEDC President and CEO James Patchett.
NYCEDC today announced that East 34th St. will be added as a stop on the NYC Ferry Soundview Route. The addition of a stop at East 34th St. will provide Bronx residents with easier access to Midtown Manhattan, where free bus shuttle service will run East–West along 34th St. from the ferry landing, and increased connectivity to three other NYC Ferry Routes: Astoria, East River, and next year, the Lower East Side.
New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Emerald Expositions, the largest trade show organizer in the U.S., today announced plans for the first large-scale Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality (VR/AR) conference in New York City: NYVR Expo. Emerald Expositions has been working with industry leaders in VR/AR to bring the three-day conference and expo to the Jacob Javits Center this fall from October 26-28. The NYVR Expo will be the largest VR/AR conference on the East Coast.
New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced a plan to transform two City-owned sites on the Long Island City waterfront into a groundbreaking mixed-use project that combines industrial and commercial office with residential space in order to support 21st century jobs and innovation. Development of the 1.5 million square foot project is expected to create approximately 1,500 permanent and more than 2,500 construction jobs.