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W2NYC Smart and Sustainable Cities – Update

After a whirlwind three days of 18 events, meetings with companies from all across the globe, and hosting over 300 guests, the W2NYC Smart and Sustainable Cities program has come to an end! A few of the highlights: Winning teams: In front of a packed house (standing room only), the W2NYC delegates got the chance to pitch their business to over 100 distinguished guests , including New York City’s newly-appointed and first-ever Chief Technology Officer, Minerva Tantoco.  The panel of...
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Mayor De Blasio Unveils Digital.NYC First Ever All-Inclusive Online Hub For The City’s Tech Ecosystem

Comprehensive Online Platform Connects New Yorkers with Information, Resources and Jobs in New York City’s Digital Economy NEW YORK—New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio today unveiled Digital.NYC, a first-of-its-kind online platform that will serve as a centralized hub for the City’s tech ecosystem, providing information and resources to help turn ideas into businesses, deliver valuable tools for digital startups, and connect New Yorkers to opportunities in the City’s tech ecosystem. Digital.NYC offers a pioneering search portal and database with profiles...
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Tax Break For Solar Panels In NYC Approved

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a law to extend property tax breaks for installing electricity-generating solar panels on New York City buildings. Assembly member Linda Rosenthal, a Manhattan Democrat and sponsor, says the action extends the existing incentive program to 2017, doubles the possible tax break and helps promote a green economy. It’s also meant to offset the 25 percent higher cost of installing solar capacity in the city due to stringent regulations and the complexity of building sites. Sponsors say eligible...
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Update on W2NYC Challenge

A number of exciting updates this week, including the announcement of the W2NYC companies! •  The delegates!: The NYCEDC has confirmed a diverse mix of 15 companies from the transportation, smart infrastructure, and energy sectors, hailing from Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Israel, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States (Arizona, Florida, Massachusetts, and Michigan).  For full list call 212 808 2707. •  W2NYC events: Registration for the following events is now open.  Please RSVP as soon as...
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Mayor De Blasio Appoints Penny Abeywardena As Mayor’s Office For International Affairs Commissioner

NEW YORK, September 16, 2014 — Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the appointment of Penny Abeywardena as commissioner of the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs. Abeywardena, Director of Girls and Women Integration at the Clinton Global Initiative—a non-partisan organization that convenes global leaders to devise and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing problems—brings a wealth of experience in strategic relations and first-hand knowledge of international affairs to this position. As the head of the Mayor’s Office for International...
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World to NYC – Smart & Sustainable Cities Global Challenge

The NYC Economic Development Corporation in partnership with New York International has opened applications for the fall 2014 World to NYC  program, which has a focus on smart and sustainable cities. Emerging companies from the US and abroad are eligible to participate in the program, which runs from September 29 to October 1, 2014.  The  application period is open now through August 22. World to NYC will provide knowledge exchange and collaboration between cutting-edge companies already present in the city and...
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NYCEDC and Mayor’s Office of Recovery & Resiliency Announce Request for Proposals to Conduct Study Examining Coastal Protection Measures for the Gowanus Canal & Newtown Creek

Study Will Determine Feasibility of Storm Surge Barriers Along Inland Waterways to Help Reduce Flood Risks to Residents and Businesses The Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency (ORR) Director Daniel Zarrilli today announced a request for proposals, issued by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), seeking a team of experts to conduct detailed feasibility studies of storm surge barriers at the mouths of the Gowanus Canal in South Brooklyn and Newtown Creek on the Brooklyn/Queens border. Such barriers and...
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New York City Issues Request For Proposals To Build Citywide Wi-Fi Network And State-Of-The-Art Information Hubs

New public communication points to be distributed across the five boroughs to provide free Wi-Fi, free calling to 911 and 311, and at least $17.5 million in annual city revenue NEW YORK—New York City, through its Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT), issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the creation of a robust, citywide network of Internet hotspots that will constitute one of the largest free Wi-Fi networks in the country, greatly increasing access to broadband connectivity across...

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