Press Releases

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Current Releases

  • Statement on Bronx Community Board 4 Conditional Approval of Lower Concourse North Project

    On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, Bronx Community Board 4 conditionally approved the Lower Concourse North project.
  • NYCEDC and Hornblower Announce First Ocean-Class NYC Ferry Boat En Route to New York City

    New York City Economic Development Corporation and Hornblower, the operator of NYC Ferry, today announced that the first of three ocean-class vessels built for NYC Ferry service’s Rockaway route has departed Horizon Shipyard in Bayou La Batre, Alabama, and is on its way to New York City.
  • NYCEDC Names Mayor’s Life Sciences Advisory Council

    New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced the official formation of the Mayor’s Life Sciences Advisory Council. The group of experts from academia, commercial R& D, finance, and philanthropy will provide guidance and secure strategic partnerships as the City executes on LifeSci NYC, a $500 million initiative to create an estimated 16,000 good-paying jobs and establish New York City as a global leader in life sciences research and development.
  • Metropolitan Rail Freight Council Releases Action Plan to Increase Rail Freight Capacity in NYC Metro Area

    The Metropolitan Rail Freight Council (MRFC) today released its first-ever Action Plan, a guiding document dedicated to growing rail freight capacity and volumes, investing in and preserving rail freight infrastructure, creating quality jobs, promoting environmental sustainability, creating an infrastructure bank, and ensuring a more resilient freight supply chain for the New York City metropolitan area.
  • NYCEDC, iStar, Legends Hospitality Announce Restoration of Historic Childs Building at Coney Island Boardwalk

    New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), iStar, Live Nation, and Legends Hospitality, today cut the ribbon on the restored Childs Building to mark the opening of Kitchen 21, a five-concept restaurant adjacent to the new Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk that will bring new dining options to both residents and visitors.
  • NYCEDC and HPD Release Plans to Bring Affordable Housing, Mixed-Use Development to Former Slaughterhouse Site on Far West Side of Manhattan

    New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) today announced plans to transform the former Slaughterhouse site adjacent to Hudson Yards into a mixed-use development that will bring approximately 230 units of affordable housing to this burgeoning area of Manhattan. The project will also include 200,000 square feet of commercial office space, a 12,000 square foot grocery, over 88,000 square feet of dormitory space and more than 28,000 square feet of amenity space that will include a health club, food court, and laundry facility. The project builds on the de Blasio Administration’s commitment to create or preserve 200,000 affordable housing units in 10 years.
  • NYCEDC Launches NYCxDESIGN 2017

    New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today launched the fifth installment of NYCxDESIGN, the City’s official celebration of global design. The expanded program includes hundreds of events taking place throughout the five boroughs from May 3 - 24, 2017. NYCxDESIGN focuses on the City’s cultural and commercial opportunities, elevates established and emerging design practices and increases local and international awareness of, and appreciation for, design.
  • All Aboard: Mayor de Blasio Launches NYC Ferry

    After Mayor de Blasio participated in a ceremonial first ride from the Rockaways to Manhattan Sunday, NYC Ferry’s first two routes, the Rockaway and East River routes, went into service today. The first of six NYC Ferry routes offer direct transit connections between Southern Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan shortening commutes for thousands of New Yorkers.
  • NYCEDC Releases RFEI for Food Retailer and Food Manufacturer at Made in NY Campus

    New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today released a Request For Expressions of Interest (RFEI) for the lease and operation of a 7,500-square-foot building for food retail and food manufacturing at Bush Terminal, the future home of the Made in NY Campus. The Food Building will serve the vibrant campus of garment manufacturing, film/television production, and other light manufacturing workers.
  • NYCEDC and New Lab Announce Launch of Urban Tech Hub

    New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and New Lab today launched the Urban Tech Hub at New Lab. The program connects the City of New York with New Lab’s innovative community and local stakeholders to develop and deploy meaningful tech-based solutions to pressing urban challenges.


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