News & Press

WHIDC promotes the development and retention of businesses and jobs in Upper Manhattan and the Western Bronx and spreads awareness of the cultural diversity and vitality of the communities to businesses, investors and the public. 

COVID-19 Updates/Announcements

  • Dear Friends, I hope you are staying well during this challenging time. This news is an extremely difficult one to share, but I am writing to let you know that we have made the heartbreaking decision to cancel the 36th Medieval Festival, October 4, 2020 at Fort Tryon Park. As much as we desperately want to go on as planned, we recognize that we must put the health and safety of our patrons, artists, performers, vendors...

  • Dear WHIDC Community, This week has been a rough one for everybody. We understand this is a time of high uncertainty and challenges to keep many businesses afloat. Our city is facing a mounting threat in the coronavirus epidemic.  We must move aggressively now to slow the outbreak in New York City. As of tomorrow, March 17th, my staff will be working remotely. We will begin virtual office hours Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm. We...