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NYCEDC and Formula E Announce 1,000 Complimentary Passes Available for Community Members for 2nd NYC E-Prix


NYC E-Prix taking place across two days on July 14th and 15th at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in Red Hook

Red Hook, NY  –– New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and the ABB FIA Formula E Championship today announced that 1,000 complimentary passes will be available for community members to attend this year’s Qatar Airways New York City E-Prix at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal on July 14th and 15th. The complimentary passes provide access to the Allianz E-Village - an entertainment area for fans of all ages to watch the race, meet drivers, play race simulators, and listen to live music. 


The New York City E-Prix double-header is part of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, the world’s first fully-electric, international, single-seater racing series. The nearly 1.5 mile (2.373km) track will feature 14 turns and will wind its way around Pier 11 and the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. The course will be entirely off-street, ensuring safety and minimizing disruption in the surrounding community.

“The incredible Formula E event wouldn’t be possible without the support of the Red Hook community,” said NYCEDC President and CEO James Patchett. “We’re thrilled that this year’s NYC ePrix will be free for a thousand community members to enjoy – all while showcasing local businesses and highlighting the latest in sustainable technologies.”

The NYC E-Prix will provide a unique opportunity to highlight sustainable technology, which is a key component of the Mayor’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in New York City by 80 percent by 2050 and ensure that New York has the best air quality of any large U.S. city by 2030.

Community members interested in receiving complimentary passes can pick them up at any of the following locations:
 
Brooklyn Borough Hall
Office of Borough President Eric Adams
209 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718-802-3700
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-7pm, Closed Weekends
Point of Contact: Candice Julien 
Pick up for tickets can be done between 9am-7pm at the Borough Hall Police Desk located on the ground floor of Borough Hall. (Please note the building will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th.

PortSide NewYork (Aboard the Mary A. Whalen)
Docked at Atlantic Basin within the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal
917-414-0565
Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm
 
Joseph Miccio Cornerstone Community Center 
110 West 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
718-243-1528
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-11pm, Saturday and Sunday 3pm-11pm
Point of Contact: Trequan Bekka
Please note, the center will only be open on Monday and Tuesday the week of July 2nd.
 
Red Hook Community Justice Center
88 Visitation Place
Brooklyn, NY 11231
718-923-8282
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Closed Weekends
Point of Contact: Vivian Gordon

The Red Hook Library 
7 Wolcott St. at Dwight St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231
718-935-0203
Hours: Monday/Friday: 10am-6pm; Tuesday: 1pm-8pm; Thursday: 10am-8pm; Saturday: 10am-5pm
Closed Sundays and July 4th
Point of Contact: Sandra Sutton

In addition to providing complimentary passes to community members, Formula E has worked to provide additional community benefits, including:

  • Investing millions of dollars in infrastructure improvements at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal and adjoining Red Hook-area piers
  • Highlighting local small businesses and hotels
  • Working with local community organizations to help engage youth around engineering, technology, and automotive trades

“I thank NYCEDC and Formula E for offering complimentary ePrix passes to Brooklynites, and I’m pleased that the People’s House can serve as a ticket pickup location. This race is a great opportunity to learn about the latest technology in engineering and the automotive industry, while bringing racing fans from across the country to enjoy a weekend of family fun in Brooklyn,” said Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams.

“The Formula E auto racing event in Red Hook is an exciting event – particularly because of its sustainable technology focus – and I am happy to see it return,” said City Council Member Carlos Menchaca. “Over the years, I have emphasized the need for careful planning when it comes to big events. Thankfully, we installed a traffic light at the intersection of Van Brunt and Pioneer Street this year, which should help with any re-routing and congestion. But we’ll still need constant communication about lane closures and alternatives routes for Red Hook residents and businesses, particularly for those who need to access loading docks and streets near the event. I am confident that the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) will do its best to communicate these changes and I promise Red Hook residents that I will monitor the event closely to bring any community concerns to EDC’s attention.”

“Thanks to the New York City Economic Development Corporation and Formula E for making 1,000 complimentary passes available to community members to watch the New York City ePrix at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. Our residents will be able to visit Allianz eVillage and enjoy entertainment and learn about new innovative programs. I encourage everyone to attend. Brooklyn is on the move,” said Assistant Speaker Felix W. Ortiz.

"PortSide NewYork is thrilled to have Formula E bring the attention to Red Hook our community so richly deserves,” said Carolina Salguero, Founder and President, PortSide NewYork. “Get your race passes on our floating headquarters, the historic tanker Mary A. Whalen, next to the race course. While you are at it, give us your wish list of maritime programs to inform our plans to expand on site, or do so here. And let’s all work together to advance green energy!”

Allianz E-Village:
As well as being home to the driver autograph session, there's the opportunity to get involved with a variety of fantastic displays and activities, such as:

  • The latest electric and hybrid vehicles from Audi, Jaguar and BMW i in the Drive Zone
  • The chance to test your skills on simulators in the Gaming Arena and earn an opportunity to compete against Formula E drivers in the E-Race
  • Attend the autograph session and meet your favourite drivers before the race
  • Marvel at the latest innovations from leading enterprises in technology, transport and human resources
  • Enjoy live music and entertainment in the Stage Zone
  • Sample a range of authentic local food and drink in the Taste Zone and take a break from it all in the Recharge Zone
  • A Kids Zone with giant games, face painting, entertainers and much more
  • With activities for fans of all ages, the Allianz E-Village is the chance to experience all Formula E has to offer away from the track

About the ABB FIA Formula E Championship
The ABB FIA Formula E Championship is the electric street racing series and the world’s first fully-electric international single-seater category in motorsport. Formula E brings electrifying wheel-to-wheel action to some of the world’s leading cities, racing against the backdrop of iconic skylines such as New York, Hong Kong, Paris and Rome. Formula E is more than just a race to be the best - it’s a competitive platform to test and develop road relevant technologies, helping refine the design and functionality of electric vehicle components and speeding-up the transition and uptake of clean transportation on a global scale.

For more information, visit the Formula E website.

About NYCEDC

New York City Economic Development Corporation is the City's primary vehicle for promoting economic growth in each of the five boroughs. NYCEDC's mission is to stimulate growth through expansion and redevelopment programs that encourage investment, generate prosperity and strengthen the City's competitive position. NYCEDC serves as an advocate to the business community by building relationships with companies that allow them to take advantage of New York City's many opportunities. Find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, or visit our blog to learn more about NYCEDC projects and initiatives.

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Contact Info

Media contact:
Ryan Birchmeier (NYCEDC) 212.312.3523 / [email protected]

Sam Mallinson (Formula E) +44 (0) 7745 199 490 / [email protected] ​

Emily Walsh (Formula E) 212.691.2800 / [email protected]