New York City Launches First Blockchain Initiatives

Kicking off CoinDesk’s annual flagship Consensus conference as the opening keynote, NYCEDC President and CEO James Patchett today announced plans to plant a flag in New York City’s growing blockchain industry. Continue Reading →

NYC Hits Record Low Unemployment, Grows Wages and Jobs From Harlem To Hollis

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced key signals that New York City’s economy is thriving, hitting a record low unemployment rate of 4.2%, the lowest since 1976, which is the earliest available data from the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL).   Continue Reading →

Cybersecurity Companies Bringing Jobs To NYC, Following de Blasio’s Cyber NYC Initiative

From the stage of Cybertech TLV, one of the world’s largest convenings of the cybersecurity industry, NYCEDC President and CEO James Patchett made the case for New York City as a second home for international firms and announced a swell of new expansions from major industry players. Continue Reading →

CoinDesk, NYCEDC Team Up To Launch NYC’s Inaugural “Blockchain Week”

CoinDesk, Inc., the leading digital media, events and information services company for the crypto and blockchain community, will partner with New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) to sponsor Blockchain Week New York City, which will run from May 11-17, showcasing New York as a rising hub for blockchain jobs and innovation. Continue Reading →

NYCEDC, DCLA Seek Partners For Affordable Artist Workspace Initiative

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) today launched two new efforts to build capacity for affordable artist workspace in New York City. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: NYCEDC And Emerald Expositions Announce NYC’s First Large Scale Virtual Reality Conference + Expo

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. Continue Reading →

Solar Capacity Expands Under Mayor de Blasio From Harlem To Hollis

In advance of Earth Day on April 22, Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that solar capacity continues to expand citywide, bringing better access to clean affordable energy and well-paying green jobs. Continue Reading →

Harlem Developers, NYCEDC Seeks Proposals To Bring Mixed Income Housing And Open Space

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), in partnership with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), today issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the development of a 58,000 square foot site in Long Island City, Queens. Continue Reading →

NYCEDC And The Mayor’s Office Announce Plan For VR/AR Lab

virtual-reality-and-augmented-reality-vr-ar-lab-fnalNew York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) today announced plans for a City-supported Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) lab for creators from Harlem to Hollis. Continue Reading →

Harlem African Burial Ground Memorial Moves Forward In Harlem

harlem-african-burial-ground-task-force-nyc-untapped-cities5Since the Village of Harlem was founded in 1660, it has served as a major residential and cultural center for communities of African descent. Continue Reading →

Development Proposed At 2460 Second Avenue, Harlem

2460-Second-Avenue-777x521The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) has released preliminary plans, ahead of a presentation set to be given later in September, to develop a 1.1-million-square-foot mixed-use project at 2460 Second Avenue, in northern East Harlem. Continue Reading →

IN2NYC Applications Open At The City College Of NY

City-College's-Sophie-Davis-School-of-Biomedical-Education (1)On Monday, May 23, NYCEDC will open applications for its International Innovators Initiative (IN2NYC). In celebration, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen and NYCEDC President Maria Torres-Springer will tour the Zahn Innovation Center at the City College of New York, a CUNY startup incubator and one of the IN2NYC partner institutions. Continue Reading →

NYCEDC Announces Major Expansion Of Initiatives To Support Minority And Women-Owned Firms

women-engaged slider by rudy collinsNew York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced a suite of initiatives to support emerging developers and minority, women-owned and disadvantaged businesses enterprises (M/W/DBE) across all five boroughs. Continue Reading →