NYCEDC today announced that industry leader TechShop has been selected to operate a more than 15,000 square foot advanced manufacturing center at the Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park. This shared workspace will provide makers and other small manufacturing firms with affordable access to 21st century equipment, as well as access to a suite of support services.
NYCxDESIGN 2017 will run from May 3rd – 24th. The fifth annual celebration of global design will increase from two to three weeks for 2017. The extended program for 2017 will allow for expanded programming in venues throughout the City with more details to be released later this year.
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.