I moved to the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan on January 1st of this year for The Domino Project.
In that time, I’ve watched the area grow and flourish—rent prices are increasing, crime is down, popular restaurants and bars draw crowds from all over the city, and construction is a permanent fixture along the main Avenues.
Many are calling the Second Renaissance.
As a technology with semi-nocturnal tendencies, one of the disappointing aspects of Harlem is the lack of coworking options. I’m a member of New Work City, but it’s not open on weekends, and represents a bit of a trek from where I live.
For these (and a host of other) reasons I’m excited to see IncubateNYC.org launch. It’s an effort to revitalize the economy through entrepreneurship, and it was initially birthed as a response to an RFP from the NYC Economic Development Corp.
The big push is for the next 10 days (until December 15th), when the proposal is due, and your support is appreciated. If the effort resonates with you or you are open to blindly supporting things because you like me (smile), give a look/like/tweet.
Good luck, guys.
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