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Small business finds a niche in downtown

Metro spoke with Wayne Taitt, whose company, Clifton Charles sells men’s custom made dress shirts online. Q: What were you doing before you got involved in men’s shirts?A: I’m going from the sell side as an investment banker to the buy side of a portfolio manager to this. Q: How does this space...

Bloomberg: City Will Open Four More Incubators

The city's recent efforts to help start up businesses get off the ground has been in such demand, officials are expanding the program. Mayor Bloomberg says the city will spend an additional $800,000 to open four more so-called "incubators," where entrepreneurs can rent office space at subsidized...

Mayor Talks Shop With Small Entrepreneurs

Follow this link to see NY1's video coverage of the event Mayor Michael Bloomberg spent Monday trumpeting the city's efforts to support new businesses, but his chief Democratic opponent in the mayoral race said it was all a campaign tactic. NY1's Grace Rauh filed the following report. As a one-time...

Mayor Bloomberg dedicates NYU-Poly incubator facilities in Manhattan, welcomes resident entrepreneurs.

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg formally opened the business incubator at 160 Varick St. in Manhattan operated by our supporting member the NYU-Poly incubator program. The mayor also took questions from some of the 27 entrepreneurial companies being served by the incubator program, as well as from the...

Mayor Bloomberg to Entrepreneurs: "Keep Your Heads Positive!"

"We want to keep New York a place where innovators and entrepreneurs want to be....and the new businesses gathered here give us an exciting preview of the future of business in our city," said Mayor Michael Bloomberg as he welcomed the first tenants of the city's business incubator at 160 Varick...

It’s Time for the Incubator - ChubbyBrain Enters the NYU-Poly Incubator @ 160 Varick

We’re proud to announce that ChubbyBrain recently was recently admitted into the NYU Poly Incubator at 160 Varick - the first incubator sponsored by New York City.  The incubator is one of the many initiatives by the city of NY to spur entrepreneurship and innovation in a variety of areas and...

Polytechnic Institute of NYU Deploys Array Networks Equipment for Access Control

Polytechnic Institute of New York University has selected an Array Networks SPX3000, a universal access controller that combines virtual private network (VPN) and network access control (NAC) functionality. The device will provide identity-based customized portals for 5,000 users to access their...

Biometrics Data is Vulnerable, Warn Experts

Nasir Memon, Polytechnic Institute of NYU professor of computer science and engineering, and a recognized cybersecurity expert, weighs in on the security of biometric data: The real threat of misused biometric data is still in the future, says Nasir Memon of New York University's Polytechnic...

Laid-off Wall Streeters find entrepreneurial spirit

Author Ron Scherer profiles Polytechnic Institute of NYU’s new business incubator, which opened its doors to 20 entrepreneurs last month, in the article "Laid-off Wall Streeters find entrepreneurial spirit." “Among [the companies]: some energy economists, a company developing wireless...

Project To Commemorate Abolitionist History in Brooklyn Gets Federal Grants

The Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS), the Weeksville Heritage Center and Irondale Ensemble Project have been chosen to receive two major federal grants to fund their joint project “In Pursuit of Freedom,” a multifaceted program that memorializes the history of abolitionism and the Underground...