PRESS RELEASES

 

EMPIRE STATE DEVELOPMENT ANNOUNCES SELECTION OF DESIGN-BUILD TEAM FOR $1.5 BILLION EXPANSION OF THE JACOB K. JAVITS CONVENTION CENTER

January 31, 2017

Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Howard Zemsky today announced the selection of the design-build team for the $1.5 billion expansion of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Following a rigorous evaluation process utilizing five groups of technical experts, a blue ribbon selection panel has chosen LendLease Turner as the design-build team that will ...[read full story]


 

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES GRAND OPENING OF NEW TASTE NY BISTRO AT THE JAVITS CENTER

September 26, 2016

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the grand opening of the new Taste NY Bistro at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. Building on the growing success of the Taste NY program, this café-style location offers visitors fresh, locally-sourced food and drinks, including homemade and homegrown produce and ...[read full story]


 

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES RFP PROCESS TO START CONSTRUCTION ON THE JACOB K. JAVITS CENTER THIS YEAR

September 12, 2016

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a Request for Proposal process is now underway for construction work to ready the site of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center's major expansion on Manhattan's West Side. The RFPs, which kick off utility and related work, involve the construction of a new three-story building that will house transformers, back-up generators ...[read full story]


 

JAVITS CENTER ANNOUNCES LIVE VIDEO WEB STREAM FROM ITS GREEN ROOF, A NEARLY 7-ACRE HABITAT FOR WILDLIFE

July 15, 2016

New York Convention Center Operating Corporation (NYCCOC) President and CEO Alan Steel today announced the creation of a live video web stream from the Javits Center’s green roof, the second largest of its kind in the United States. The live stream, which displays a rooftop view of Manhattan’s rapidly developing West Side, will be available 24 hours a day and provide users with a unique perspective of the 6.75-acre green roof. Since its installation in 2014, the green roof has become a sanctuary for area wildlife, serving as a home for 17 bird species ...[read full story]


 

THE JAVITS CENTER WELCOMES THE LARGEST EVER SUMMER FANCY FOOD SHOW TO MANHATTAN’S WEST SIDE

June 27, 2016

The Javits Center is proud to welcome the Summer Fancy Food Show, the largest marketplace devoted exclusively to specialty foods and beverages in North America. Hosted by the Specialty Food Association, this summer’s edition, which is being held from June 26 to June 28, is expected to become the largest in the show’s 62-year history, attracting 25,000 buyers and 2,670 exhibiting companies. Exhibitors from 55 countries around the world, including the United States, will showcase approximately 180,000 new specialty food products throughout the Javits Center on Manhattan’s West Side. At the three-day event, New York will boast the largest ...[read full story]


 

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES NEXT PHASE OF MAJOR JACOB K. JAVITS CENTER EXPANSION

June 20, 2016

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a Request for Proposals will be released to three pre-qualified Design-Build teams that will compete for a contract to complete a major expansion to the Jacob K. Javits Center. The Governor also announced that the Convention Center Development Corporation will start early construction work this fall, enabling the project to progress on an accelerated timeframe. These steps mark a milestone in advancing Governor Cuomo’s plan announced in the...[read full story]


 

MORE THAN 1,100 BIRD SIGHTINGS AND 17 BIRD SPECIES OBSERVED ON THE JAVITS CENTER’S GREEN ROOF IN 2015

April 26, 2016

New York Convention Center Operating Corporation (NYCCOC) President and CEO Alan Steel today announced the results of a new study that shows more than 1,100 cumulative bird observations on the Javits Center’s green roof in 2015. Of the 1,124 bird sightings during the ecological study, 17 bird species were found, six more compared to the previous year. The green roof remains the only green roof in New York City with a colony of nesting Herring Gulls, which produced 14 chicks in 2015. The diversity of bird species using the roof from spring to fall demonstrates the importance of the building’s 6.75-acre green roof to the community’s ecosystem and its unique presence within New York’s dense...[read full story]


 

THE JAVITS CENTER WELCOMES THE FIFTH ANNUAL GREEN FESTIVAL, THE LARGEST AND LONGEST-RUNNING SUSTAINABILITY EVENT IN THE UNITED STATES

April 15, 2016

The Javits Center is excited to welcome the Green Festival to Manhattan’s West Side, marking the fifth annual edition of the event, the largest and longest running sustainability event in the United States. More than 20,000 attendees enjoyed last year’s event, and event organizers are expecting an even larger turnout for this year’s three-day show from Friday, April 15 to Sunday, April 17. As a unique platform connecting customers, retailers, wholesalers and corporations interested in green living, the festival boasts the widest selection of green products and services from food, fashion and health to energy, construction and design. Participants can shop and enjoy vegan, vegetarian, organic...[read full story]


 

THE JAVITS CENTER WELCOMES THE INTERNATIONAL VISION EXPO AND CONFERENCE TO MANHATTAN’S WEST SIDE

April 15, 2016

The Javits Center is proud to welcome the International Vision Expo and Conference, a world-leading ophthalmic event celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. From Friday, April 15 to Sunday, April 17, the trade show, which is co-owned by Reed Exhibitions and The Vision Council, is considered the world's most inclusive ophthalmic event, providing comprehensive education covering the full spectrum of medical, diagnostic, lab and practice management skills and the latest trends in eyewear fashion. More than 15,000 eyecare professionals are expected to attend the industry-only tradeshow, which will showcase visionary designs, leading products and technology, as well as the latest...[read full story]


 

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FROM DESIGN-BUILD TEAMS FOR MAJOR EXPANSION OF JACOB K. JAVITS CONVENTION CENTER

April 12, 2016

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today officially kicked off the major expansion of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The New York Convention Center Development Corporation, which is a state subsidiary that owns the Javits Center, has issued a Request for Qualifications from Design-Build teams interested in completing the project. The Corporation will evaluate the respondents and select up to three qualified developers, which will then receive Requests for Proposals in June of this year to design and build the facility’s additions. The Design-Build procurement method was made possible for this project by the New York Transformational Economic Development Infrastructure and...[read full story]


 

GOVERNOR CUOMO KICKS OFF THE 2016 NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTOMOBILE SHOW AT THE JAVITS CENTER

March 26, 2016

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today kicked off the official opening of the 116th Annual New York International Automobile Show at the Javits Center on Manhattan’s West Side. The Governor drove a Silver Camaro ZL1 Convertible in a brief parade to kick-off the opening ceremony. More than one million visitors are expected to attend the ten-day event, the largest show of its kind in the country. The show features nearly one thousand of the world’s latest automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, and concept cars at the convention center and is expected to generate more than $300 million in economic activity for the Empire State...[read full story]


 

JAVITS CENTER ANNOUNCES NEW CAMERA SYSTEM ALLOWING CUSTOMERS TO VIEW EXHIBITS REMOTELY FROM MOBILE DEVICES

March 21, 2016

New York Convention Center Operating Corporation (NYCCOC) President and CEO Alan Steel today announced the launch of a new camera system that allows customers to view their exhibits in real time from a mobile app on their personal devices. Under the innovative program, thousands of customers operating an exhibit at the Javits Center can purchase the installation of high-definition cameras that provide live-stream aerial footage of their exhibit, enabling them to assess sales activity, the level of customer engagement and the impact of product placement. Live-stream footage from each camera – installed and maintained by Javits Center staff – will be available to customers...[read full story]


 

 

JAVITS CENTER AND CENTERPLATE ANNOUNCE ONLINE CATERING AND DELIVERY SERVICES FOR EVENT MANAGERS AND EXHIBITORS

February 16, 2016

New York Convention Center Operating Corporation President and CEO Alan Steel and Centerplate CEO Chris Verros today announced the launch of an online catering and delivery service for event managers and exhibitors participating in events at the Javits Center, the busiest convention center in the United States. This new on-demand, web-based service called Market Express allows customers to order a variety of meal and beverage options through their mobile devices for timely delivery to the their exhibit booth or offices throughout the six-block facility. With this online ordering service now available, thousands of exhibitors can dedicate more time to promoting their products...[read full story]


 

 

THE JAVITS CENTER WELCOMES THE 113TH NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL TOY FAIR WITH 33,000 PARTICIPANTS

February 10, 2016

The Javits Center is proud to welcome the 113th Annual North American International Toy Fair to be held February 13-16, the largest showcase of the latest toy trends and innovations in the Western Hemisphere. During the four-day event, more than 1,200 exhibitors from 32 countries, including 300 first-time exhibitors, are expected to attend the 113th edition of the annual event on Manhattan’s West Side. A special consumer-facing, two-day edition of the show, Play Fair, will be colocated inside Javits North and is expected to premiere on February 13. Separate registration and fees apply to Play Fair, which is billed as an immersive, experience-rich event open to the public. Attendees...[read full story]


 

7TH PROPOSAL OF GOVERNOR CUOMO'S 2016 AGENDA: DRAMATIC EXPANSION OF THE JACOB K. JAVITS CENTER TO ATTRACT MORE EVENTS AND STIMULATE REGIONAL ECONOMY

January 7, 2016

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today unveiled the seventh signature proposal of his 2016 agenda: dramatically expand and improve the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center to stimulate the regional economy. The proposal will expand the Javits Center by 1.2 million square feet, resulting in a fivefold increase in meeting and ballroom space, including the largest ballroom in the Northeast. A four-level, 480,000 square foot truck garage capable of housing hundreds of tractor-trailers at one time will also be constructed to improve pedestrian safety and local traffic flow. The proposal includes the installation of a 34,000 square-foot solar energy array, the largest of its kind on a public building...[read full story]


 

GOVERNOR CUOMO RECOGNIZES SEVEN INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS RESULTING IN A HEALTHIER ENVIRONMENT AND STRONGER ECONOMY

November 17, 2015

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced New York State recognized seven organizations at the 12th Annual New York State Environmental Excellence Awards for their state-of-the-art programs and commitment to environmental sustainability, social responsibility and economic viability. "These organizations make clear that by using innovative green programs, we can achieve strong environmental goals while growing the economy," Governor Cuomo said. "They are a role model for businesses across the state looking to reduce their environmental impact, and I encourage everyone to learn more about what they can do to help protect our beautiful natural resources for generations...[read full story]

 


 

JAVITS CENTER ACHIEVES LEED SILVER CERTIFICATION FROM THE U.S. GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL

November 05, 2015

New York Convention Center Operating Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Alan Steel today announced that the Javits Center has achieved LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, the developers of the LEED building rating system. This certification follows the completion of a comprehensive renovation and revitalization that has transformed the Javits Center into a world-class facility for trade shows, conventions and special events. Located on Manhattan’s West Side, the Javits Center is considered the busiest convention center in the United States, supporting more than 17,000 jobs and generating up to $1.8 billion in economic activity for the Empire...[read full story]

 


 

THE JAVITS CENTER POSTS “YA GOTTA BELIEVE” ON ITS GIANT DIGITAL BILLBOARD FOR METS-ROYALS WORLD SERIES

October 27, 2015

New York Convention Center Operating Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Alan Steel today announced that the Javits Center has posted a blue-and-orange “Ya Gotta Believe” message on its outdoor digital billboard in support of the New York Mets during Major League Baseball’s World Series. The double-sided LED Display along 11th Avenue is located near the entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel on Manhattan’s West Side. The sign measures 640 square feet and generates an average of 86,000 impressions a day. Game One is scheduled for tonight at approximately 8:07 PM when the Mets take on the Kansas City Royals. With the recent opening of the 7 subway station on...[read full story]

 


THE JAVITS CENTER LAUNCHES A RE-DESIGNED WEBSITE WITH EXPANDED ONLINE SERVICES

July 14, 2015

New York Convention Center Operating Corporation (NYCCOC) President and CEO Alan Steel today announced the launch of a new, re-designed website for the Javits Center, the busiest convention center in the United States. The revamped website – javitscenter.com – offers visitors a more user-friendly experience that highlights all that the Javits Center and New York has to offer. The web portal provides enhanced services for event managers and exhibitors, including the ability to purchase a variety of critical services online for any trade show, public show or special event. The website also hosts interactive photo and video galleries which showcase the results of the Javits...[read full story]

 


JAVITS CENTER OFFERS FREE WIRELESS SERVICE UP TO 256K OF BANDWIDTH THROUGHOUT ENTIRE BUILDING STARTING TODAY
May 1, 2015

New York Convention Center Operating Corporation (NYCCOC) President and CEO Alan Steel today announced the launch of free wireless service – up to 256K of bandwidth – for all customers and visitors at the Javits Center, the busiest convention center in the United States. With free wireless service throughout the facility, visitors can experience online access on their mobile devices while in and around the iconic structure on Manhattan’s West Side. Customers who prefer greater connectivity for larger data downloads will be charged at specific rates per day. The wireless service is part of a new state-­‐of-­‐the-­‐ art technology system installed at the Javits Center, providing the facility...[read full story]

 


EVENTS AND ATTENDANCE AT THE JAVITS CENTER INCREASED 10% IN 2014 FOLLOWING A COMPREHENSIVE FACILITY RENOVATION
March 12, 2015

New York Convention Center Operating Corporation (NYCCOC) President and CEO Alan Steel today announced the year-­‐end totals of activity for 2014 at the Javits Center, the busiest convention center in the United States. A total of 177 events were held at the 2.1-­‐million square foot facility on Manhattan’s West Side, including trade shows, public shows and special events, a 10% increase compared to the prior year. Along with additional events, 2.5 million people visited the building last year, another 10% increase compared with 2013. In 2014, more than 23 million gross square feet was leased, an 8% increase compared to the prior year. The increases in the numbers of events, visitors and...[read full story]

 


JAVITS CENTER'S NEW SUSTAINABLE UPGRADES SERVE AS URBAN HABITAT FOR HUNDREDS OF BIRDS IN NEW YORK CITY
March 2, 2015

New York Convention Center Operating Corporation (NYCCOC) President and CEO Alan Steel today announced the results of a new study that shows 11 bird species have utilized the Javits Center's green roof as a habitat, demonstrating the roof's importance to the community's eco-­‐system. Located on Manhattan’s West Side, the 6.75-­‐acre green roof yielded 524 bird sightings during an ecological study conducted by the New York City Audubon and Fordham University in the spring and summer months of 2014. The construction of the 6.75-­‐acre green roof is a part of the Javits Center’s top-­‐to-­‐bottom renovation, which included the installation of thousands of fritted, translucent...[read full story]

 


THE NEW JACOB K. JAVITS CONVENTION CENTER CELEBRATES ITS COMPREHENSIVE RENOVATION AND EXPANSION
November 12, 2013

The New York Convention Center Operating Corporation, Empire State Development and the New York Convention Center Development Corporation joined yesterday with the Hotel Association of New York City, FXFOWLE, Epstein and Tishman Construction, an AECOM Company, in a celebration of the newly renovated Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of New York. From the installation of a new 240,000 square-foot glass curtain wall to the construction of the largest green roof in the Northeast, the Javits Center has undergone a comprehensive, state-of-the-art renovation that has transformed the iconic facility into a world-class convention center that rivals any venue on the planet...[read full story]