Business

Only gas station in Bay Terrace set to close in August
Only gas station in Bay Terrace set to close in August
Business Liam La Guerre 7/22/2014 at 7:27PM

The only gas station in Bay Terrace, a Gulf and Dunkin Donuts combo outlet located near the Bay Terrace Shopping Center on Bell Boulevard, is set to close on August 28, after developer Cord Meyer decided not to renew a lease with the station’s owner.

Ridgewood art center provides free space for locals and intellectually disabled
Ridgewood art center provides free space for locals and intellectually disabled
Business Eric Jankiewicz 7/16/2014 at 1:05PM

An arts center in Ridgewood is applying for a liquor license. Okay, sounds like Williamsburg so far. But while it wants to serve alcohol for its weekend music shows, the owners also want to make more money so that they can continue to offer free services on weekdays to the local community — especially the intellectually disabled.

Bayside BID envisions innovative parking garage for municipal lot expansion
Bayside BID envisions innovative parking garage for municipal lot expansion
Business Liam La Guerre 7/15/2014 at 5:41PM

Officials from the Bayside Village Business Improvement District (BID), which plans to conduct a feasibility study to expand the Bayside municipal lot on 41st Avenue, are hoping to erect a forward-thinking innovative garage that people want to park in and be in, they explained in an annual meeting on Monday.

DiNapoli: LIRR strike could cost $50M a day
DiNapoli: LIRR strike could cost $50M a day
Business Liam La Guerre 7/15/2014 at 4:18PM

Not only will 300,000 riders be denied LIRR service in the event of a strike, but the work stoppage could cost up to $50 million each day in economic activity, New York State Comptroller Thomas Di Napoli said Tuesday.

USPS threatens downsizing Whitestone facility, again
USPS threatens downsizing Whitestone facility, again
Business Liam La Guerre 7/08/2014 at 5:04PM

The United States Postal Service intends to consolidate up to 82 facilities, including its Queens’ center on 20th Avenue, beginning January 2015 to continue its plan to cut losses. The initiative is projected to save the cash-strapped delivery service more than $3.5 billion in the next five years, according to the USPS, but politicians and union representatives are against downsizing the Queens facilities.