Thursday, January 21, 2021

Three Hikes Near New York City

Based in New York City, Janina Casey is the managing director of BTIG, a financial services firm with an international reach. In her free time, Janina Casey enjoys spending time outdoors, golfing or hiking.

While living in the city affords many great opportunities and a fun, fast-paced lifestyle, it is also nice to escape the city and spend time in the outdoors. For New Yorkers, there are many hikes within driving distance of the city. Here are some of the best, according to Time Out.

Ice Caves and Verkeerderkill Falls Trail Hike
This seven-mile trail is very popular, as it takes hikers through ice caves and along the highest waterfall trail in the Shawangunk Mountains. The trail leads to Sam’s Point, which offers great views. This is an easy trek that takes about 4.5 hours.

Bull Hill
This “hill” ascends 1,350 feet and awards hikers with beautiful vistas of the Hudson Valley. This is also a great destination for those who want a trail that is slightly less traveled. The trek takes about 3 hours and is moderate to difficult.

Lake Skenonto Loop

For those who want a flatter hike, this eight-mile loop takes between 5 and 6 hours and is about half a mile from Tuxedo Station along the New Jersey Transit line. 

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

NYCx Co-Labs: Proposing Ideas That Solve Urban Needs

Janina Casey is a managing director at the stock brokerage BTIG in New York City. She previously served in leadership roles at Telsey Advisory Group and Merrill Lynch. Janina Casey recently joined the board of Urbantech NYC.

Urbantech NYC was launched in 2015 in order to invest in innovation and provide support for entrepreneurs working to make cities more livable and sustainable. One of the organization’s programs is NYCx Co-Labs, which grew from a partnership between NYCEDC, the Mayor's Office of the Chief Technology Officer (MOCTO), and NYU's Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP).

NYCx Co-Labs challenges community members to find technology solutions that help local residents and gives them a space to share their concerns on a neighborhood level. They are also able to connect with entrepreneurs to consider these problems and their solutions. Currently, NYCx Co-Labs is working on housing rights and accessible mental health in Inwood. Previous concerns included creating safer and thriving nighttime corridors in Brownsville and installing Internet on Governors Island.

Learn more about this program and others at 

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