“The planned “Made in NY” media center, a project favored by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, took a big step forward on Thursday as New York City officials designated the Independent Filmmaker Project, a nonprofit, as its developer and operator. They also named a building at 20 Jay St. in Brooklyn’s Dumbo district as the center’s location. The building, designed in 1909 for the Arbuckle Brothers coffee roasting company, is currently a New York City landmark.
Earlier this year, New York officials called for proposals to design and operate the center, which is supposed to serve as an incubator for media projects by offering low-cost work space and other support. In choosing to go with I.F.P., the city also named General Assembly, an education company, as a partner with responsibility for developing courses that will be part of the center’s program.”