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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio shows off designs for planned tech hub

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Dave Rogriguez
Feb 17, 2017 20:52
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his team have revealed the designs for the 250,000 square foot Union Square Tech Hub.

The hub, which was first announced in December, will include 58,000 square feet of fluid space for startups and a 36,500 square foot tech training center.

Partners in the training program include the New York City Foundation for Computer Science Education, General Assembly, Per Scholas, FedCap, Code to Work, and Coalition for Queens.

The anchor tenant will be Civic Hall — a 1,000-member work and event space that focuses on what founder and CEO Andrew Rasiej said is the idea that technology can be used to support the public good.

De Blasio unveiled the designs at an event this afternoon at the New York City headquarters of adtech company AppNexus, where he also talked about his hopes for the space.

After praising NYC s tech community for being the most diverse tech community in the country and the most socially conscious tech community in the country, de Blasio said the hub is about making sure more and more New Yorkers benefit from this extraordinary tech ecosystem.

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