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New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) 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.

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NYCEDC Announces First Emerging Developer Loan Fund Recipient

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) announced the first recipient to receive a low-interest loan through the Emerging Developer Loan Fund (EDLF). The project, 1193 Fulton Avenue Residence LLC, will be a nearly 21,000 square foot, 100% affordable, 25-unit residential building in the Morrisania section of the Bronx.

NYCHA ANNOUNCES DEVELOPER SELECTION AT HOLMES TOWERS FOR NEXTGEN NEIGHBORHOODS PROGRAM, RAISING CRITICALLY NEEDED...

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) announced Fetner Properties as the developer for the first NextGeneration (NextGen) Neighborhoods site, which is on the grounds of Holmes Towers in Manhattan. Fetner was chosen in part due to its commitment to community-focused features in its proposal, including new playgrounds and open space and a new recreational and community center for local residents.

Statement on Manhattan Community Board 11 Conditional Approval of 126th Street African Burial Ground...

“We've taken a significant step towards building a permanent memorial for the historic Harlem African Burial Ground and providing affordable housing and good jobs for East Harlem residents. We're grateful for the support of Community Board 11 and neighborhood residents, and look forward to continuing our partnership with Speaker Mark-Viverito and the Harlem African Burial Ground Task Force to make this project a reality,"

NYCEDC and HPD Announce Commitment to Bring Affordable Housing to East Harlem

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) President James Patchett and Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer today announced a commitment to bring deeply affordable housing to the site of a former MTA bus depot on East 126th Street in East Harlem.

Model Citywide Ferry Boat Sets Sail For Manhattan Borough President’s Office

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer today announced that a model of the new Citywide Ferry boats will be on display in the lobby of the Borough President’s office as part of a multi-borough tour. The scale model of the ferry vessel will be docked on the 19th floor of the Manhattan Municipal Building through March 10th.

NYCEDC, HPD & HDC Release Plans to Transform NYPD Parking Garage Into 100% Affordable...

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), and Housing Development Corporation (HDC) today announced plans to transform an underutilized New York Police Department (NYPD) parking garage in Jamaica, Queens into an approximately 450,000 square foot mixed-use development that will include over 350 units of 100% affordable housing, recreational and commercial/retail space, which will generate hundreds of good-paying construction and permanent jobs.

NYCEDC Seeks Proposals To Bring Mixed-Income Housing and Open Space To Long Island City

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. Activation of this underutilized site represents a unique opportunity to deck over a below-grade rail yard and create vibrant mixed-use, mixed-income housing development above with open space, community facilities and neighborhood retail.

Mayor De Blasio Appoints Maria Torres-Springer Next Commissioner For Department of Housing Preservation And...

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced Maria Torres-Springer will serve as the next Commissioner of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development when its current commissioner, Vicki Been, returns to teaching at New York University. The mayor is also appointing James Patchett as President and CEO of the New York City Economic Development Corporation.

NYCEDC Announces Plan to Transform Former Spofford Juvenile Detention Center Into Vibrant, Live-Work Campus

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) today announced plans to transform the former Spofford Juvenile Detention Center in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx into a 5-acre campus featuring 100% affordable housing, good jobs, and recreational space

NYCEDC Selects Bartlett Dairy to Develop JFK North Site

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced the selection of Bartlett Dairy and Food Service, a family-run local business, to develop a 56,000 square foot distribution and manufacturing center on a significant portion of the John F. Kennedy (JFK) North Site, one of the largest city-owned manufacturing zoned properties.

NYCEDC, Council Member Richards, Local Elected Officials And City Commissioners Announce Roadmap For Action...

NYCEDC President Maria Torres-Springer, Council Member Donovan Richards, other local elected officials, City Planning Commission (DCP) Chairman Carl Weisbrod and Department of Housing and Preservation (HPD) Commissioner Vicki Been today announced the Roadmap for Action, an expansive, interagency plan to reestablish Downtown Far Rockaway as the commercial hub of the Rockaway peninsula.

NYCEDC to Create Food Manufacturing Hub at Brooklyn Army Terminal

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today officially announced the creation of a food manufacturing hub at the Brooklyn Army Terminal (BAT) Annex building. NYCEDC has designated the entire 55,000 square foot space to serve up to 10 growing food manufacturing companies and expects four new companies to move into the Annex by the end of the year. Based on NYCEDC’s projections, the full activation of the Annex building has the capacity to create over 100 new jobs in Sunset Park

NYCEDC Announces Next Steps to Grow 21st Century Industrial and Manufacturing Jobs in New...

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced the launch of the NYC Industrial Developer Fund, a $150 million public/private fund to provide project financing for industrial real estate development projects in New York City.  The Fund is designed to catalyze investment in 400,000 square feet of new or renovated industrial real estate workspace across New York City, supporting the creation of as many as 1,200 quality and accessible industrial jobs by 2020.

NYCEDC And Covenant House Issue Joint RFP to Build State-of-the-Art Facility For Homeless Teens...

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Covenant House, in coordination with the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, today issued a joint Request for Proposal (RFP) for the development of a new complex to include a state-of-the-art headquarters for Covenant House and a mixed-use residential development that is expected to contain hundreds of new units of affordable housing

NYCEDC Announces Major Steps Forward in E125 Development, Bringing 1,000 Residential Units And Hundreds...

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and New York City Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) today announced major steps forward in the East 125 Street Development (E125), a catalytic mixed-use redevelopment that will anchor NYCEDC’s efforts to create jobs and economic opportunity in East Harlem. The redevelopment will bring much-needed affordable housing, retail space, commercial space and public open space to the neighborhood

$245,000 in Outdoor Access Projects Complete, Expanding Recreational Opportunities Across the State

Four outdoor access projects to make outdoor recreational sites more accessible to New Yorkers of all abilities are now complete, Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens announced today. The $245,000 in projects are part of a statewide effort to increase access to boat launches, fishing access sites, trails and other outdoor sites and are funded by the NY Works program.

De Blasio Administration And Borough President Katz Announce Neighborhood Action Plan For Jamaica, Queens

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, and Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen today announced the launch of the Jamaica Now Action Plan, which outlines 21 strategic actions for the revitalization and growth of Jamaica, Queens into a thriving residential and commercial neighborhood.

De Blasio Administration Launches Major Funding Initiative to Create Thousands of Jobs in City’s...

Leading Life Sciences Venture Capital Firms to Manage $150 Million Public-Private Partnership and Establish Presence in NYC, Bolstering City as a Global Industry Leader. Commitment to Expand Current R&D Space by Approximately 150 Percent, Catalyzing Industry Expansion

NYCEDC Announces Request For Proposals to Revitalize 137 Centre Street in Lower Manhattan

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) to redevelop a site located at 137 Centre Street in a manner that responds to the needs of the community, revitalizes an underutilized City property, and maximizes the site’s potential. NYCEDC particularly seeks proposals that incorporate needed services or neighborhood amenities, such as space dedicated to a Universal Pre-Kindergarten facility.

RFP Seeks Proposals to Redevelop Centrally Located, High-Density Site in the Heart of Lower...

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) to redevelop a site located at 137 Centre Street in a manner that responds to the needs of the community, revitalizes an underutilized City property, and maximizes the site’s potential. NYCEDC particularly seeks proposals that incorporate needed services or neighborhood amenities, such as space dedicated to a Universal Pre-Kindergarten facility.

NYCEDC Announces Sale of Vacant Mill Basin Property to Developer to Create State-of-the-Art Auto...

New York, NY - April 9, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced the sale of a 110,000 square foot parcel of underutilized, City owned property in the Mill Basin neighborhood of Brooklyn to Bical Development, Inc. The developer will construct a 114,000 square foot building and a separate 4,000 square foot building at the site, located next to an existing Toys “R” Us store at 2875 Flatbush Avenue. The new buildings will be used to house Kristal Auto Mall, which includes an automobile dealership, repair center, inventory storage area and related office space. Currently located in Canarsie, Kristal Auto Mall will move their operations to Mill Basin as part of this transaction, creating approximately 80 construction jobs while maintaining and ultimately expanding their current workforce.

Mayor Bloomberg Joins Phipps Houses, Related Companies And Monadnock Construction to Break Ground On...

New York, NY - March 5, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert K. Steel, and Department of Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Mathew M. Wambua were joined today by New York State Homes and Community Renewal Commissioner/CEO Darryl C. Towns, Phipps Houses Group President & CEO Adam Weinstein, Related Companies President Bruce A. Beal, Jr., and Monadnock Construction President Nick Lembo to break ground on the first two residential buildings of the Hunter’s Point South development on the Queens waterfront. When complete the multiphase Hunter’s Point South project will be largest new affordable housing complex to be built in New York City since the 1970s

NYCEDC and HPD Announce Release of Request for Proposals to Develop 1.65 Million Square...

New York, NY - January 10, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- New York City, January 9, 2013 – New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) today announced the next major step in transforming the largest parcel of under-developed City-owned land in Manhattan below 96th Street into vibrant, mixed-use space in one of New York’s most dynamic, diverse and historic neighborhoods. With the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) today, nine sites located near the intersection of Essex Street and Delancey Street are on their way to becoming

New York City Economic Development Corporation Selects Developer to Transform Vacant Flushing Property into...

New York , NY - December 19, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced the selection of Success 88 LLC, a local Queens developer, to transform a vacant property in the heart of Flushing, Queens into a vibrant mixed-use development. Located at 135-15 40th Road, the current building on the property has been vacant since 2005. Success 88 will build up to 12,000 square feet consisting of community and commercial space as well as ground floor retail

Build NYC Approves Tax-Exempt Financing For Four New York City Non-Profit Institutions

New York, NY - July 25, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Build NYC Resource Corporation (Build NYC) today approved approximately $75.6 million in tax-exempt financing to assist four New York City non-profits. Seaview Senior Living Housing Development Fund Corporation, a not-for-profit organization formed by The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty and Leewood-Seaview, was approved for approximately $33.6 million in tax-exempt bonds. The proceeds from the bonds will be used by Seaview to construct a 103,000 square foot 188-bed assisted living and memory care facility and an 11,500 square foot building for social and recreational use by residents, as well as to renovate a historical landmark building for visitors

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Meng Sends Letter to President Trump Asking He Remove Extremely Unqualified...

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) this morning sent the following letter to President Trump requesting that he remove his completely unqualified appointment to oversee federal housing programs in New York and New Jersey, Lynne Patton. The text of the letter is below and a copy of the correspondence can be found