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NYC’s Tech Innovations up for Award

By Yi Yang
Epoch Times Staff
Created: December 8, 2011 Last Updated: December 8, 2011
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Laptops for sale are displayed at the new Apple store in Grand Central Station on December 7, in New York City. The store, which is scheduled to open to the public on December 9, overlooks the main concourse of the historic train station. It will feature two Genius Bars, 15-minute Express Workshops for consumers on a tighter schedule and will employ 315 people. This will be the fifth Apple store in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Laptops for sale are displayed at the new Apple store in Grand Central Station on December 7, in New York City. The store, which is scheduled to open to the public on December 9, overlooks the main concourse of the historic train station. It will feature two Genius Bars, 15-minute Express Workshops for consumers on a tighter schedule and will employ 315 people. This will be the fifth Apple store in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) has entered the 2011 GovFresh Awards, which were created to honor innovative city government technology projects. The nonprofit corporation is encouraging people to vote for the city as the “City of the Year.”

Currently, New York is second in line for the “City of the Year” award, behind Philadelphia. Voting period ends on Dec. 11. Citizens can sign up by entering their email and distribute a total of 10 votes among various awards.

The NYCEDC also calls for citizens to nominate NYC BigApps for the “Best Government/Citizen Collaboration”award, NYC BigApps 3.0 Hackathon for the “Best Civic Hackathon” award, and Reinvent NYC.gov for the “Best Civic Hackathon” award.

GovFresh was founded by Luke Fretwell in 2009. The website primarily features public servant innovators, civic entrepreneurs and the ideas and technology that are changing how government works.

 




   

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