August 24th, 2012


Top cities for technology start-ups 

Some household names in technology start-ups, such as Tumblr and Foursquare, call New York City home. The City made USA Today’s Top 10 list of cities for technology startups for the availability of capital and City support of local entrepreneurs. 

“We see a lot of companies start in New York with a real instinct for design.” 

- Matt Murphy, a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a venture firm in San Francisco.

Mayor Bloomberg announced a $22 million fund for local tech start-ups amid other initiatives in the City that support entrepreneurs such as affordable work spaces, educational opportunities, and a number of programs aimed at connecting start-ups with industry mentors and business services. 

Sources: National Venture Capital Association, Angel List

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May 29th, 2012

New York City Department of Parks & Recreation just unveiled a new view of our city.  The interactive map displays markers for each time a visitor checks in to one of over 1,250 NYC Parks locations using the foursquare mobile app. These visitors can get tips of fun and interesting things to do as they explore the park or recreational facility and view “to-do” lists created by Parks. Parks expects more than a million foursquare check-ins to its properties over the next year.  Give it a try at

March 30th, 2012

A visualization of New Yorkers’ Foursquare Check-Ins

Color Legend: 

  • Home/Work: Red
  • Food: Yellow
  • Nightlife: Purple
  • Shopping: Blue

The data are representative of check-ins which occurred July 3 - July 11, 2011. The maps were designed by Columbia University’s Spatial Information Design Lab

March 19th, 2012
February 23rd, 2012

Tech Start-Ups Choosing New York City Over Silicon Valley


February 17th, 2012

Photos from the launch of the citywide Facebook page, Foursquare badge, Tumblr and Twitter at the Tumblr Headquarters.

Photos from the NYC Mayor’s Office Flickr, by Kristen Artz.

February 16th, 2012


Mayor Bloomberg announcing the new citywide social media channels at Tumblr’s HQ.

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