New York City Opens a City-Funded AR/VR Lab In Brooklyn’s Navy Yard
New York City wants to make an old naval yard in Brooklyn a hotbed for virtual reality and augmented reality. ...To jumpstart the project, the New York City Economic Development Corp. (NYCEDC) and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment are investing $5.6 million into RLab, which they say is the first city-funded AR/VR facility in the U.S. The initiative is part of a joint collaboration with several universities including Columbia University, City University of New York, The New School and New York University [Tandon School of Engineering]. The center will also be home to the venture capital firm Super Ventures, which will support startups through investments and guidance.