Bornstein takes over at QEDC


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

The Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC) has a new leader at its helm, but he is a familiar face to the Queens business community. Seth Bornstein, former Director of Economic Development for Queens Borough President Helen Marshall and most recently Assistant Dean for Economic Development at LaGuardia Community College, began his first day of work […]

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Bornstein takes over at QEDC


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

The Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC) has a new leader at its helm, but he is a familiar face to the Queens business community. Seth Bornstein, former Director of Economic Development for Queens Borough President Helen Marshall and most recently Assistant Dean for Economic Development at LaGuardia Community College, began his first day of work […]

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Queens Taste returns April 29


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy Dominick Totino Photography

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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Does anyone know how to eat an elephant? Angels do


| vschneps@queenscourier.com

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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 […]

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Astoria Flea & Food at Kaufman Astoria Studios coming in May


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

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.

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Convention center and 25-story hotel headed for Corona


| mchan@queenscourier.com

Renderings courtesy of Fleet Financial Group

Fleet Financial Group plans to build a massive convention center and a luxury hotel and apartment complex in Corona, near Citi Field.

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Op-ed: Making a BID for the Jackson Heights-Corona commercial corridor


| oped@queenscourier.com

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 […]

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10th annual Queens Restaurant Week kicks off September 30


| mchan@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Melissa Chan

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 […]

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Fed money to help businesses bounce back after Sandy


| mchan@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/File photos

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 […]

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Op-Ed: More airport terminal gates = More Queens jobs


| oped@queenscourier.com

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 […]

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New outdoor market coming to Long Island City


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

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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 […]

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OpEd: Help grow the economy, eat out for Restaurant Week


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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 […]

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Ninth annual Queens Restaurant Week offers good food, great deals


| brennison@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Billy Rennison

Queens residents will be able to sample a slew of borough restaurants — and it won’t take a bite out of their budget. The ninth annual Queens Restaurant Week kicks off next week with many eateries offering prix-fixe menus at $25 for a three-course meal. The focus is on restaurants in the borough that are […]

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LIC & Astoria Chamber gets off the ground


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

BY CHRISTINE SHOW When members of the Long Island City/Astoria Chamber of Commerce gather this week, it will be the first time they will meet as an official organization. The group was certified by New York State on September 5 as a new, not-for-profit organization more than a year after business owners in western Queens […]

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Corona plaza’s sense of community


| aaltman@queenscourier.com

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Telma Reid now has a place to sit outside and eat lunch. The child care center employee, whose Corona office is just around the corner from the neighborhood’s new pedestrian plaza, is excited for the development. “It’s definitely an improvement in the neighborhood,” said Reid. “It looks nice.” Once a parking lot, the pedestrian haven, […]

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