The City invested in an approximately 4,000-square-foot commercial kitchen in East Harlem’s La Marqueta. The facility provides shared workspace for up to 40 food manufacturing startups and expanding food businesses.
This incubator was developed as part of New York City’s plan to promote innovation through entrepreneurial activity following the economic downturn of 2008. The City provided capital funds and helped to negotiate a lease between the landlord, Trinity Real Estate, and NYU-Poly for the 16,000-square foot facility.
NYCEDC, in partnership with Chashama, has made available approximately 50,000 square feet of artist studios. Located at the BKLYN Army Terminal in Sunset Park, emerging artists can access studio space in a variety of sizes.
The CFDA Fashion Incubator is designed to support the next generation of fashion designers in New York City. NYCEDC initially provided a three-year, $200,000 grant to help establish the Incubator, with the goal of it being self-sustaining after the three-year period—which it has currently achieved.