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Harlem Biospace (Hb) offers new resources

harlem biospace via harlemcondolife

Harlem Biospace (Hb) helps enhance the reach of Manhattanville, Harlem’s educational hub.

An initiative of New York City Economic Development Corporation’s (NYCEDC), Harlem Biospace (Hb) recently launched resources open to both incubator members and the biotech community, including an exciting lecture and workshop series, a job board, and Biotech Pulse, a news-sharing resource.

Via Harlem Biospace Resources ›

How wired is Harlem in terms of broadband access?

NYC Broadband Map via HarlemCondoLife.com

Today the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) announced the launch of the NYC Broadband Map.  The map is “an interactive record of the broadband infrastructure available in the city, as well as the go-live launch of several free pubic wifi corridors across all five boroughs”.

The Map includes broadband speeds and technologies available in commercial buildings across the city. Data comes from several partner Internet Service Providers (ISPs), City programs like WiredNYC and ConnectNYC, and crowdsourced information from businesses, building owners, and building tenants around the city, including what they have and what they need.

NYCEDC also announced the launch of ten Wifi corridors across the five boroughs providing free public Internet access for thousands of New Yorker residents and visitors.   See our previous report on a related initiative focussed on Harlem.

As the view of Harlem (see below) demonstrates, Harlem represents a huge opportunity.  Imagine the economic and social impact that delivering broadband internet access to Harlem can – and will, bring.

Update: Gas station on 110th and Central Park West to become apartments

bp gas station harlem As previously reported, New York City Economic Development Corporation has taken the former BP gas station in Harlem on 110th and FDB in Harlem’s SOHA for development as a mixed-use project with more than 50 apartments. Artimus Construction, the developer behind One Morningside Park, won a request-for-proposal process that began in February.

The project will be a 125,000-square-foot mixed-use project on 2040 Frederick Douglass Boulevard site.  It will include a new 8,600-square-foot space for the Harlem-based Millennium Dance Company. Most of the building will go to apartments.  Twenty percent or more must be affordable. The 8,000-square-foot retail space, will most likely house a restaurant – another addition to Harlem Restaurant Row.