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PIONEERING ROOFTOP FARM AND EVENT SPACE COMPLETED AS PART OF HISTORIC JAVITS CENTER EXPANSION

September 14, 2021

New York (September 14, 2021) – The New York Convention Center Operating Corporation today announced the completion of the Javits Center’s new rooftop event space as part of its $1.5 billion expansion project on Manhattan’s West Side. The 200,000 square-foot rooftop includes a glass-enclosed pavilion, an outdoor terrace and a one-acre working farm, which is expected to generate up to 40,000 pounds of produce each year. The farm, along with several other sustainable upgrades, builds on the success of the convention center’s robust sustainability program, which includes an existing 6.75-acre green roof that serves as a habitat for area wildlife. The expansion project, which has added 1.2 million square feet of total event-related space, will draw new events to New York City and generate new economic activity among the hotel, restaurant, transportation and tourism industries. The SALT Conference, which opened yesterday...[read full story]


 

FRESH AND FAST, A NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART TOUCHLESS CAFÉ, OPENS AT THE JAVITS CENTER – THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN THE UNITED STATES

August 06, 2021

New York (August 06, 2021) – The Javits Center today announced Fresh and Fast, the first touchless café in any convention center in the United States, will open this weekend. Fresh and Fast is a state-of-the-art retail location that offers user-controlled, checkout-free access to pre-packaged items, as well as a variety of snacks, beverages and in-house bakery items, that customers can purchase in a safe and efficient environment. Equipped with Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology, the new café will allow guests to swipe their credit card to enter the store, after which they can take the items they want and leave without having to check out. Fresh and Fast is the latest addition to the iconic convention center on Manhattan’s West Side, which recently completed an expansion project with the addition of 1.2 million square feet, including...[read full story]


 

Governor Cuomo Announces Completed Construction of the Javits Center Expansion

May 11, 2021

New York (May 11, 2021) – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the construction completion of the historic $1.5 billion Jacob K. Javits Convention Center expansion, proving the effectiveness and efficiency of the design-building process in New York State. The massive project, which will add 1.2 million square feet of total event-related space on Manhattan's West Side, was completed on budget despite the challenges related to COVID-19. Expanding the Javits Center, which has operated as the busiest convention center in the United States, furthers Governor Cuomo's efforts to continue New York City's role as a leading tourism, hospitality and business destination, and the project serves as a key part of the Midtown West redevelopment plan, including...[read full story]


 

Governor Cuomo Announces 500,000 Shots Have Been Administered at Javits Center Mass Vaccination Site

April 27, 2021

NEW YORK (April 27, 2021) – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that 500,000 shots have been administered at the mass vaccination site at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City - one of the largest numbers of vaccinations performed at any site in the country. The mass vaccination site at the Javits Center has been instrumental in New York State's vaccination efforts. The site first opened on January 13, 2021 and was part of a pilot program that took place in March to administer the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine to eligible New Yorkers during overnight hours, switching to a 24/7 operation to accommodate these additional appointments. Over 13,000 shots were administered at the Javits Center site over a 24-hour period on two days in March - the best single-day performance of a vaccination site in the nation...[read full story]


 

Governor Cuomo Announces State Vaccination Sites Now Open

January 13, 2021

New York (January 13, 2021) – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the first three state-run vaccination sites are now open and vaccinating eligible New Yorkers against the COVID-19 virus. The sites - the Jacob K. Javits Center, Westchester County Center and New York State Fair Expo Center - all opened on January 13 at 8 a.m. Vaccinations are by appointment only. To determine eligibility and schedule an appointment to receive their first dose, New Yorkers can utilize the state's 'Am I Eligible' app or call the New York State Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4VAX (1-833-697-4829). Appointments to receive the second dose at these sites are scheduled in-person after receiving the first dose. New Yorkers should not attempt to book their second appointment online...[read full story]


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

September 26, 2016


 

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

September 12, 2016


 

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

July 15, 2016


 

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

June 27, 2016


 

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

June 20, 2016


 

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

April 26, 2016


 

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

April 15, 2016


 

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

April 12, 2016


 

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

March 26, 2016


 

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

March 21, 2016


 

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

February 16, 2016


 

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

February 10, 2016


 

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 07, 2016


 

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