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First Annual NYC Real Estate Tech Week Announced

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(Credit: Thinkstock Images) The first ever NYC Real Estate Tech Week will take place October 19 through October 23, 2015, according to MetaProp NYC. The event will support and highlight top startups, entrepreneurs and technologies in New York City, and help reinforce the city’s status as the real estate technology capital of the world. NYC Real Estate Tech Week 2015 is launched with the support of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), helping to emphasize the importance of technology within the real estate sector. “More and more, we see real estate companies, venture investors and tech founders hosting important events in the Big Apple,” said MetaProp NYC Co-founder and Managing Director Aaron Block. “This is the perfect location for some of the most important industry conferences of the year.” NYC Real Estate Tech Week 2015 will feature up to 10 individual events focusing on real estate technology across the New York area. Hosting organizations include the Real Estate Board of New York, Zillow Group, CRE // Tech, the Urban Land Institute, the Industrial & Office Real Estate Brokers Association, the New York City Real Estate Tech Meetup and NAIOP.  The combination of public and invitation-only events will feature industry investors and executives from the residential and commercial real estate communities, as well as many local technology startups including The Square Foot, Edenworks, and Radiator Labs, whose representatives will serve as speakers and panelists.     “In the 21st century economy, technology cuts across all sectors.  NYC Real Estate Tech Week embodies the strength of this high-tech economy, leveraging technology to increase access and innovation in the real estate sector to solve issues like the need for affordable housing,” said NYCEDC President Maria Torres-Springer.  “Thank you to MetaProp NYC for its leadership in the real estate technology sector, and for its work to ensure New York City remains at the forefront of the modern economy.”  Click here for up-to-date information about real estate technology events planned for Real Estate Tech Week 2015. Other posts by Real Street Tech NOTE:This is a summary of a post found on Real Street Tech | The Smart Place For CRE.Parts of it may be missing. View the full original article at:

NYC Getting Linked In During 2015

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By the end of 2015, the first installations of New York City’s LinkNYC initiative is expected to be operational. LinkNYC is a mobile communications network that will bring the municipal Wi-Fi to millions throughout the city’s five boroughs, once the envisioned 10,000 kiosks (“Links”) are put in place. The networks is aimed at replacing New York City pay phones with 10,000 Links, over the next eight years. Each Link will provide free services such as Internet access and phone calls. The structures will also feature tactile key pads and braille lettering, USB charging ports, and 911 and 311 calling. A free service to users, the system will be funded through advertising revenue. LinkNYC is being provided by CityBridge, LLC in accordance with the terms of a franchise agreement granted by the City of New York in December 2014. The city’s Franchise and Concession Review Committee unanimously approved a non-exclusive franchise agreement that authorizes CityBridge to install, operate and maintain public communications structures. In November 2014, CityBridge was selected by the city through a competitive request for proposals (RFP) process. Click to enlarge (credit: Intersection) In June 2015 Google CEO, Larry Page, announced an incubator for city technology entitled Sidewalk Labs. The company, with a group of other investors, then acquired intersection (a merged firm made up of Control Group and Yitan). The LinkNYC project continues through a joint venture (CityBridge), which includes Intersection, Qualcomm and Comark. The proposed Link structures were designed by award-winning Antenna Design team Masamichi Udagawa and Sigi Moeslinger to complement and enhance the New York landscape. CityBridge has committed to establishing a facility for local production and repair in New York City, ensuring that the sleek, durable aluminum structures will be manufactured and assembled within the five boroughs. The LinkNYC program is expected to create 100 to 150 new full-time jobs in manufacturing, technology and advertising, as well as an estimated 650 support jobs. Other posts by Anne Cosgrove NOTE:This is a summary of a post found on Real Street Tech | The Smart Place For CRE.Parts of it may be missing. View the full original article at:

On The Horizon: Solar Power For Bloomberg NYC HQ

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This week, the Bloomberg – JFK Airport Park Solar Project was launched in New York City. The large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) project will enable Bloomberg L.P.’s global headquarters in midtown Manhattan and its downtown data center to partially convert to clean solar energy. The ribbon was cut on the project this week, on which Bloomberg’s sustainability team, alongside purchasing, facilities, and legal collaborated. The project utilizes “Remote Net Metering”, a program that enables sites with poor solar characteristics but significant energy consumption to benefit from a solar system on an alternative site. This project is sited on three warehouses in the Springfield Gardens section of Queens near JFK Airport. It is expected to produce 1.8 million kWh of energy annually, enough to power 244 homes, and eliminate 535 metric tons of carbon. In Queens, NY, the JFK Airport Park Solar Project (credit: EnterSolar) The project is being developed by NYC-based EnterSolar, whose managing director, Peyton Boswell, said, “While Manhattan often presents challenges for solar energy, we are proud to be partnering with Bloomberg, one of the world’s most recognizable brands based here in New York, on this renewable energy project.” In addition to being the largest remote net metered project in the city, this project is the first to use remote net metering to power a midtown Manhattan skyscraper with a remotely-sited solar PV system. The JFK Airport Park project is being noted for utilization of remote net metering, which allows sites with poor solar characteristics but significant on-site load to benefit from solar systems installed on an alternative site with excellent solar characteristics.  Bloomberg L.P. headquarters at 731 Lexington Avenue in Manhattan (credit: Bloomberg) Originated and developed by EnterSolar, private green energy investors, and supported by funding from Governor Cuomo’s NY-Sun initiative, the project is comprised of a 1,500 kW solar installation across three adjacent logistics facilities. It is located at 145-99 and 145-79 226th Street and 145-68 228th Street. The multi-building system is the largest rooftop solar array in Queens and is among the largest rooftop solar projects in New York State, comprised of over 5,500 solar… NOTE:This is a summary of a post found on Real Street Tech | The Smart Place For CRE.Parts of it may be missing. View the full original article at: