On Friday September 28th, the results of the Creative Footprint NYC were released at the Ace Hotel in Manhattan. With more than 25,000 data points collected about the city’s 495 venues, the report gives a detailed snapshot of the health and vibrancy of New York’s live music scene.
The CFP NYC report launch was followed by a day-long intensive workshop session called NightCamp, which brought together 80 engaged stakeholders from the city’s nightlife community. The results of the workshop were aggregated into a white paper which we hope will drive the conversation around these important topics in the coming months.
Amongst the stakeholders in attendance were Senior Executive Director of the Office of Nightlife Ariel Palitz, Councilman Rafael Espinal, and representatives from Red Bull, Ticketswap, NYC Hospitality Alliance, City Parks, Avant Gardner, PopGun, Nowadays, Afropunk, and Soundcloud.
The New York Times published an article about the Creative Footprint report and shared some key insights.
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Identifying music as a primary catalyst, the report processes and evaluates an extensive and brand new dataset. This dataset is collated from nearly 500 venues and 150 stakeholders based in New York City, 15 data researchers and designers, and New Yorkers active and expert in the city’s music industry. The study is compiled of more than 25,000 data points with rich spatial analysis maps developed the University of Pennsylvania’s applied research arm PennPraxis.
The report asserts the importance of affordable creative space to a city centre’s social and economic health. The CFP NYC report recommends that affordable working creative spaces should be a vital component of all the boroughs, throughout the city.