The Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC) wants more people to — literally — have a little taste of Queens. The organization announced its Queens Taste 2014, the borough’s premier food and networking event, which will take place at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel in Flushing on April 29.
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Last week I had dinner with “Angels” at the Citi Field celebration of the many people who have generously donated $8 million to enable thousands of children to attend parochial schools in Queens and Brooklyn. An Angel helps subsidize the cost of a student’s Catholic grammar school education by providing tuition assistance of $1,500 a [...]
LIC Flea & Food and Kaufman Astoria Studios have announced they will be partnering up to bring the city’s first-ever backlot market called Astoria Flea & Food at Kaufman Astoria Studios.
Fleet Financial Group plans to build a massive convention center and a luxury hotel and apartment complex in Corona, near Citi Field.
SETH BORNSTEIN In Queens, we take tremendous pride in where we live, work and play. Whether we are in Corona, Elmhurst, Flushing or Jackson Heights, each community is unique with distinctive charms. Each neighborhood’s face is its commercial shopping district, where we buy goods, dine, stroll, and meet friends. It’s like going into “town” whether [...]
Tasty, free morsels displayed the borough’s diversity during the 10th annual Queens Restaurant Week kickoff at Borough Hall. “Every neighborhood has its own unique specialty. That’s the beauty of Queens,” said Seth Bornstein, executive director of the Queens Economic Development Corporation. “We learn about each other through each other’s food.” From September 30 to October [...]
Small businesses in the borough will get nearly $200,000 in federal aid to bounce back after Sandy. The two-year grant will be given to the Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC), representatives from the borough announced late last week. The package is part of the more than $6 million the Small Business Administration (SBA) gave to [...]
BY SETH BORNSTEIN In late May, Delta Airlines officially opened nine more gates at JFK’s Terminal 4. This is great news for the borough of Queens and our on-going efforts to create, retain and attract jobs. Here at the Queens Economic Development Corporation, where I serve as executive director, we offer numerous business- services programs [...]
A new outdoor market overlooking the Midtown Manhattan skyline will be coming to Long Island City this June, bringing the community the best in food vendors, antiques, collectibles, art, crafts, fashion and much more. Located in a 24,000-square-foot lot at the corner of 5th Street and 46th Avenue, LIC FLEA & FOOD will operate every [...]
BY SETH BORNSTEIN “Let’s go out to eat!” These words make us very happy. Sharing great food, drink and ambiance with friends and family puts us in a good mood. Famous restaurant critic Mimi Sheraton once wrote that after years of dining at fancy restaurants she couldn’t wait to prepare and consume meals in the [...]