Why celebrate the 22nd anniversary for the New York City Economic Development Corporation?


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

Is there real reason to celebrate the 22nd anniversary for creation of the New York City Economic Development Corporation? New York City prospered and successfully grew prior to creation of the NYC Economic Development Corporation and its predecessor, the NYC Public Development Corporation which was created in 1966. In 1991, the NYC Public Development Corporation […]

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20th Anniversary of the New York City Economic Development Corporation


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

Is there real reason to celebrate passing of the recent 20th Anniversary for creation of the New York City Economic Development Corporation?  New York City prospered and successfully grew prior to creation of the NYC Economic Development Corporation and it’s predecessor, the NYC Public Development Corporation.  In many instances, projects supported by these government corporations have been heavily subsidized by taxpayers, […]

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Are Regional Economic Development Councils really needed?


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

Several years ago, Gov. Andrew Cuomo created 12 Regional Economic Development Councils around the state with a budget of over $1 billion in an attempt to create new jobs and businesses. To date, they have given out almost $1 billion of your hard earned tax dollars. Just how many new businesses and jobs have been […]

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Companies tied to Jamaica development boom look to hire local contractors


| amatua@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo courtesy of Angela Matua

Jamaica is in the midst of a development boom, and several developers and government agencies met on Friday with local contractors to show them how to get in on the ground floor.

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LIC Partnership offers a snapshot of Long Island City’s growth now and for the future


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of Jessica Frankl

In front of hundreds of real estate industry members at the LIC Partnership’s ninth annual real estate breakfast on Wednesday, experts agreed that it’s a good time for the area as it blooms into one of New York’s most desirable neighborhoods, and that real estate activity is set to multiply.

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Launch of ‘Action Plan’ hopes to spark new beginning in Jamaica


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

Signaling the beginning or a new era for Jamaica, politicians and community leaders announced Wednesday the launch of the Jamaica Now Action Plan, which is designed to revitalize the neighborhood through promoting development, events and jobs.

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Ridgewood Local Development Corporation requests funding to improve neighborhoods


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

Photo by Angela Matua

The Ridgewood Local Development Corporation (RLDC) has many plans for the 2016 fiscal year, including performing a feasibility study of creating a new business improvement district along Myrtle Avenue in Glendale between Fresh Pond Road and 71st Place, which includes approximately 302 properties.

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City accepting proposals to develop NYPD parking garage in downtown Jamaica


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Christopher Bride/PropertyShark 

Not long after Mayor Bill de Blasio’s pledge to focus on creating more housing with his State of the City address, the NYC Economic Development Corporation (EDC) officially announced a request for proposals to develop hundreds of market rate and affordable units out of an NYPD parking garage in downtown Jamaica.

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Permits filed for building at new Cornell Tech campus


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Renderings courtesy of Weiss/Manfredi

The long-awaited boon for the Queens tech community just took another step forward as Weiss/Manfredi Architecture filed an application with the Buildings Department Monday for the new corporate co-location office building on the campus.

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Talk of Sunnyside Yards mega development chugging along  


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Jim Henderson/ Wikipedia Commons

Proposals to redevelop the massive Sunnyside Yards are building up steam after decades of discussion as more key players in the rail yard’s future are weighing in with some specific ideas for what can be built there.

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Community partners chosen for new SBS initiative to help immigrant-owned businesses


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Logo courtesy of the Department of Small Business Services

Immigrant business owners are getting local helping hands to help them thrive in their communities.

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City cuts ribbon on $6.65M Queensbridge Park project, seawall reconstruction


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo by Daniel Avila/NYC Parks

The Long Island City waterfront has just received a much needed facelift.

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Katz rebrands Queens as center of the city in speech


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

Borough President Melinda Katz explained her business initiatives and vowed to rebrand Queens as the New York City destination .

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City OKs $43M in tax breaks for Willets Point developers


| mchan@queenscourier.com

Photo rendering courtesy of NYCEDC

The New York City Industrial Development Agency (NYCIDA) voted Tuesday to give $43 million in tax breaks for developers who plan to transform Willets Point.

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