The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership launched a new wireless internet hot-spot on Fulton Mall on Thursday, bringing free internet access to patrons and businesses in and around one of Brooklyn’s busiest shopping centers. The project is meant to bring the area up to speed, said [Brooklyn] Borough President [Eric] Adams at an event celebrating the flip of a switch.

(via Bars scored! Wifi comes to Fulton Mall | The Brooklyn Paper)
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The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership launched a new wireless internet hot-spot on Fulton Mall on Thursday, bringing free internet access to patrons and businesses in and around one of Brooklyn’s busiest shopping centers. The project is meant to bring the area up to speed, said [Brooklyn] Borough President [Eric] Adams at an event celebrating the flip of a switch.

(via Bars scored! Wifi comes to Fulton Mall | The Brooklyn Paper)

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By Kristina Pecorelli, Economics Research and Analysis Project Manager
This week, NYCEDC released the latest Neighborhood Trends & Insights report that explores the evolving neighborhood of Astoria, Queens.
Astoria, a neighborhood in northwest Queens, is home to a wide array of residents from all over the world. In 2009, National Geographic’s Genographic Project, in conjunction with IBM, compared the DNA of Astoria residents along 30th Avenue with samples taken from hundreds of indigenous populations. They described the neighborhood as “one of the most ethnically diverse communities on Earth,” with Astoria residents possessing the genetic markers of nearly every major migratory event in history. So, it’s no surprise that Astoria offers an extremely diverse gastronomical scene, with more than 560 restaurants serving up 55 different types of cuisine.
The map above helps illustrate the sheer number of places tending to the varied palettes of Astoria patrons, as well as the relative clustering of such restaurants throughout the neighborhood.
The rise in the number of Astoria residents ages 25 to 34 years old suggests that the combination of bustling street life and close proximity to Manhattan makes it one of New York City’s most in-demand neighborhoods.
For more on how Astoria has grown as a residential and commercial district, check out our full report:
Astoria Neighborhood Trends & Insights

For more about Astoria, check out the Steinway Astoria Partnership, one of NYC’s 69 Business Improvement Districts!

Via nycedc:

By Kristina Pecorelli, Economics Research and Analysis Project Manager

This week, NYCEDC released the latest Neighborhood Trends & Insights report that explores the evolving neighborhood of Astoria, Queens.

Astoria, a neighborhood in northwest Queens, is home to a wide array of residents from all over the world. In 2009, National Geographic’s Genographic Project, in conjunction with IBM, compared the DNA of Astoria residents along 30th Avenue with samples taken from hundreds of indigenous populations. They described the neighborhood as “one of the most ethnically diverse communities on Earth,” with Astoria residents possessing the genetic markers of nearly every major migratory event in history. So, it’s no surprise that Astoria offers an extremely diverse gastronomical scene, with more than 560 restaurants serving up 55 different types of cuisine.

The map above helps illustrate the sheer number of places tending to the varied palettes of Astoria patrons, as well as the relative clustering of such restaurants throughout the neighborhood.

The rise in the number of Astoria residents ages 25 to 34 years old suggests that the combination of bustling street life and close proximity to Manhattan makes it one of New York City’s most in-demand neighborhoods.

For more on how Astoria has grown as a residential and commercial district, check out our full report:

Astoria Neighborhood Trends & Insights

For more about Astoria, check out the Steinway Astoria Partnership, one of NYC’s 69 Business Improvement Districts!

Via prweek:

Once an undesirable cluster of warehouses and factories nestled under two of New York’s most famous bridges, the neighborhood of DUMBO has emerged as a vibrant creative and tech hot spot, home to worldclass digital and communications agencies, startups, and some of the hottest real estate in New York City.

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To learn more about the area, check out the DUMBO Improvement District, one of NYC’s 69 Business Improvement Districts!

More information about the event and tickets here.

More information about the event and tickets here.

The Borough’s Best: 20 Brooklyn Neighborhood Superlatives (via bkmag)

No, we didn’t declare Red Hook to have the Best Hair or Crown Heights to be Most Likely to Succeed (although we could easily make a case for both of those classifications), but we did try and distill the qualities most unique to each neighborhood in order to explore what it is exactly that makes these places so special.

The Borough’s Best: 20 Brooklyn Neighborhood Superlatives (via bkmag)

No, we didn’t declare Red Hook to have the Best Hair or Crown Heights to be Most Likely to Succeed (although we could easily make a case for both of those classifications), but we did try and distill the qualities most unique to each neighborhood in order to explore what it is exactly that makes these places so special.

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NYPD Traffic Division: traffic conditions, Times Square, ca. 1940

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NYPD Traffic Division: traffic conditions, Times Square, ca. 1940

Via untappedcities:

History of NYC Streets: Steinway Street in Astoria, Queens
Due to the vast range of stores on the street, Steinway Street is a central part of the Steinway Astoria Partnership. The partnership was developed in 1991 to foster and secure the neighborhood’s economic growth. There are a total of 300 businesses involved, with all located from 28th Street to 35th Street on Steinway Street.
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Via untappedcities:

History of NYC Streets: Steinway Street in Astoria, Queens

Due to the vast range of stores on the street, Steinway Street is a central part of the Steinway Astoria Partnership. The partnership was developed in 1991 to foster and secure the neighborhood’s economic growth. There are a total of 300 businesses involved, with all located from 28th Street to 35th Street on Steinway Street.

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Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID Logo Contest

Calling Artists and Graphic Designers!

The Park Slope Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) is looking for a new logo that reflects the Park Slope Fifth Avenue area – a vibrant mix of independently-owned shops, world-class restaurants and popular nightlife spots. The logo will be used on the avenue’s banners, promotional materials, websites, social media channels and on all BID printed materials.

Contest Dates

  • Starting Date: April 16, 2014
  • Deadline: May 16, 2014

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