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New York City wants to make an old naval yard in Brooklyn a hotbed for virtual reality and augmented reality.
City officials, professors and entrepreneurs on Thursday gathered in Brooklyn’s Navy Yard for the opening of RLab, a 16,000-square-foot center that will house AR and VR startups while also providing research, education and training for New Yorkers working with the emerging technologies.
To jumpstart the project, the New York City Economic Development Corp. (NYCEDC) and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment are investing $5.6