'A new hub for creators is preparing to open in Brooklyn's Dumbo neighborhood establishing a home for storytellers in the middle of the New York tech scene...
The "Made in NY" Media Center, located at the corner of Jay Street and John Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn, is the reason why artists move to New York. When it opens in October, it will be a hub for filmmakers and entrepreneurs to work, learn, connect, and collaborate--a distillation of the city itself.
The project began in March of last year, less than 18 months ago, when New York City’s Economic Development Corporation and the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment put out a request for proposals for a multiuse facility that would "strengthen and grow New York City's media sector." Information sessions were held and Request for Proposal (RFP) rules were issued. Although respondents had to meet certain criteria--find the space, develop a physical plan, show operation capability, provide a schedule and price points to execute all the plan's various components--they were general enough to give respondents latitude in fulfilling them....'